Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Eufaula Alabama Artillery
4 3" Rifles.
Bate's Brigade, Stewart's Division, Buckner's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain McDonald Oliver, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant William H. Woods.
2d Lieutenant Francis M. Caldwell.
The Battery engaged a battery of the enemy near Alexander's Bridge at 3 P.M. of the 18th, firing nine rounds. At 9 A.M. of the 19th it moved to the front near Hall's Tower, firing 2 rounds. When the Brigade charged about 3:30 P.M. of the 19th, the Battery by order of general Stewart remained in its position. At dark the Battery was ordered to Alexander's Bridge with 4 pieces of artillery and 1 caisson reported captured by the Brigade, and encamped there for the night. Took position in line with the Brigade at 8 A.M. of the 20th. At 5:30 P.M. moved with the Brigade to this position and opened a rapid and destructive fire upon the enemy, who was then retiring from the field. Casualties: 1 man killed; 13 men wounded; 8 horses killed and 7 wounded.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
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° 55.511′ N, 85° 15.464′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling west. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located at the very end 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. 36th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (about 300 feet away); Alabama State Monument (about 300 feet away); 92nd Ohio Infantry (about 300 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 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 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 254 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.