Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd Wisconsin Battery
Van Cleve's Division
Front Side of Monument:
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division.
21st Army Corps.
Back Side of Monument:
This battery under command of 1st Lieutenant Courtland Livingston was engaged on the morning of September 19, 1863, in front of the Viniard House until forced to retire, occupying and holding this position until night. Successfully aiding in the repulse of the enemy's advance from Hall's Ford to the Lafayette Road north of Viniard House, by a fire on his flank. On the morning of the 20th changed position to the hill north of the Dyer House. About 11:30 a.m. was involved in the disaster from the enemy's charge through the Dyer Field, losing five guns, 26 men killed, wounded and missing. Captain Lu. H. Drury was wounded September 13, 1863, near Lee and Gordon's Mills.
Erected 1898 by the State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1069.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 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 600 feet away); 44th Illinois Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “8' x 5' x 8', the monument consists of rectangular rock-faced base supporting full-size sculpted cannon. Unit designation in raised letters beneath cannon carriage.”
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 October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 296 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.