Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
Turchin's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain William W. Andrew, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant William E. Chess.
2d Lieutenant Abram P. Andrew.
The Battery came into position on this ground early in the morning, and after firing canister and case shot during the repeated assaults of the enemy, it changed position to the rear firing a few rounds to the southwest, and again back to this position, till the order came to retire about 5 P.M. When the Brigade was ordered to charge north, on the west side of the Chattanooga and LaFayette road, the Battery became separated from it, and reported to General Thomas, by whom it was directed to join Edward King's Brigade till Turchin's Brigade position was ascertained. Captain Andrew then reported to General Turchin, and retired with the Brigade to Rossville. Casualties of the battle: enlisted men wounded 12; horses wounded and abandoned 12; gun and limber abandoned 1.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga
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° 55.528′ N, 85° 15.437′ 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 south. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located near the 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. 21st Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 92nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama State Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 monument and the monument'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 290 times since then and 7 times this year. Last updated on September 3, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.