Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Massenburg's Georgia Battery
Robertson's Reserve Artillery
2 10 Pounder Parrotts.
Robertson's Reserve Artillery.
September 20, 1863
Captain Thomas L. Massenburg, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant J.F. Greer.
2d Lieutenant George B. Forster.
2d Lieutenant R.G. Burgess.
The battery was not engaged on the 19th, but came into position on this ground soon after noon of the 20th, and opened fire on the enemy then falling back on Snodgrass Hill. About 5 p.m. the Battery again came to position on the left of Major Williams' Battalion, northwest of this ground and opened fire till his line on the right was abandoned and the Confederate infantry line intervened. Casualties: officers wounded 1, men wounded 3, horses killed 1.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1262.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1850.
Location. 34° 55.258′ N, 85° 15.676′ W. Marker 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 Massenburg's 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); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Darden's Mississippi 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 339 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.