Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd Wisconsin Battery
— Van Cleve's Division —
4 10 - Pounder Parrotts, 2 12 - Pounders Howitzers.
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Cortland Livingston, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Hiram F. Hubbard.
2nd Lieutenant Henry Currier.
About 1:30 p.m. the battery with Barnes' Brigade moved from the line near Lee and Gordon's Mill to this position. By order of Major Mendenhall the battery came into position on the right of the 2nd Minnesota Battery, southeast of the Viniard house. The battery fired until a battery on the left was captured by the Confederates, when it limbered up and returned to this position, opened fire on the woods filled with the enemy, checking his advance. The brigade having been driven back rallied and took position on each flank of the battery. From this position the battery opened a very effective enfilade fire on the enemy in the Viniard cornfield. This position was retained with slight changes until 2 a.m. of the 20th.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 53.893′ N, 85° 15.688′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (Route 27), on the right when traveling north. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park. 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 3rd Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 73rd Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Laiboldt's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 44th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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)."
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 15, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 345 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.