Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
— Palmer's Division —
4 James, 2 12 PDR. Howitzers.
Hazen's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Giles J. Cockerill, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Norval Osborn.
2d Lieutenant James N. Patton.
The Battery came into this position at daylight and constructed a rude breastwork of logs. About 9 A.M. the enemy attacked in strong force, repeating his assaults many times. Notwithstanding the desperate character of these attacks the position was stoutly maintained throughout. Near 2 P.M. the fire on both sides gradually ceased with the exception of that of a few sharpshooters. Received orders at 4 P.M. from one of General Palmer's aides to withdraw to the Rossville road. The Battery limbered up and withdrew, having expended all ammunition but 15 rounds, and encamped for the night at Rossville. Casualties of the day: 1 enlisted man killed; 6 wounded and 2 missing; 2 horses killed and 10 wounded. Casualties of the battle: 1 officer killed; 1 enlisted man killed, 8 wounded and 2 missing; 2 horses
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-925.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.628′ N, 85° 15.386′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located just beyond the middle of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline 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. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Texas State Monument (a few steps from this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers)41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 11, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.