Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Havis' Georgia Battery
Robertson's Reserve Artillery
2 Napoleons, 1 James Rifle.
Robertson's Reserve Artillery.
September 20, 1863
Captain M.H. Havis, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant James R. Duncan.
1st Lieutenant Hamblin R. Felder.
2d Lieutenant C.H. Smith
2d Lieutenant James R. Rice.
The battery was not engaged on the 19th. Soon after noon of the 20th it came into position on this ground and opened fire on the enemy then falling back on Snodgrass Hill. About 5 o'clock p.m. the battery took position on left of Major Williams' Battalion, in front of and west of this ground, and opened fire on the enemy's line east of the Kelly Field, taking it in reverse, and continued to fire till his line at that point was abandoned and the Confederate infantry line intervened. Casualties: men killed 1, men wounded 1, horses killed 1, horses wounded 1.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1257.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 34° 55.265′ N, 85° 15.699′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road west of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kolb's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This particular park Confederate tablet, is part of a line of park Confederate tablets and Georgia Unit Monuments that runs perpendicular to the southern end of the Union line of Regimental Monuments that are situated north to south along the park's Poe Road.
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 293 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.