Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
18th Indiana Battery
6 - 3" Rifles, 4 Mountain Howitzers.
Wilder's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19, 1863, 4 p.m.
Captain Eli Lilly, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Joseph A. Scott.
2nd Lieutenant Moses M. Beck.
2nd Lieutenant William B. Rippetoe.
The four mountain howitzers of this battery, detached with the 92nd Illinois, and serving with King's Brigade of the division, came into position on this ground about 4 p.m., on the right of 19th Indiana Battery and opened on the rapidly advancing line of the enemy, (Johnson's Brigade) with canister, but King's Brigade and the 92nd Illinois, having been outflanked on the right and forced to retire, and the enemy continuing to press through the timbered hollow on the unprotected right and rear, the howitzers were forced to retire with the loss of one gun. The remainder of the battery was engaged in the Viniard Field.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-750.)
Topics. This historical War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.85′ N, 85° 15.732′ 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 18th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); 92nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); E. King's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana 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 September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 290 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.