Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
19th Indiana Battery
E. A. King's Brigade
Four Napoleons, Two 3" Rifles.
E.A. King's Brigade, Reynolds Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19th, 1863, 4 p.m..
Captain Samuel J. Harris, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Robert S. Lackey.
About 3 p.m. King's Brigade having been sent forward, the battery came into position on this ground. About 3:30 p.m. it fired spherical case over the heads of troops of Van Cleve's Division, who were now falling back, and as opportunity offered used canister to good advantage. At 4:15 p.m. the batteries and parts batteries on the right and left having all retired, and receiving a close and destructive fire on the right, the right half battery was ordered to change position so as to meet the fire of the enemy, but in attempting this movement Captain Harris was wounded, and receiving no support from the infantry, the battery fell back toward the road and formed a new line with the loss of one 12 pounder smooth bore gun. Casualties of the day: enlisted men killed 2. wounded 13: missing 2. Horses killed and wounded 15.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.871′ N, 85° 15.726′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Lafayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette 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 19th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); E. King's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Reynolds' Division (a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (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 May 23, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 25, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.