Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
— Palmer's Division —
4 James, 2 6 Pounders.
Cruft's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863
1st Lieutenant Norman A. Baldwin, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant James H. Hill.
2d Lieutenant David H. Troup.
At day-light the Battery came into this position on right of Brigade front line and commenced the construction of a high breastwork of logs in front of the Battery finishing it by 6 A.M. The Battery remained in this position during the day, aiding in repulsing the repeated assaults of the enemy in the forenoon and retired with the Brigade under orders soon after 5 o'clock under a most severe artillery fire from two directions.
During the day two guns were disabled and were replaced by two guns from Lieutenant Russell's Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery in Reserve. The Battery encamped for the night at Rossville. Casualties of the day: 1 man killed, 5 wounded, and 4 missing: Horses killed and disabled 11: 3 James guns disabled, 2 left on the field. Fired 986 rounds.
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° 55.684′ N, 85° 15.352′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders 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. A different marker also named Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Palmer's Division (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) 124th 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 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 255 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.