Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Howell's Georgia Battery
— Walker's Division —
Captain Evan P. Howell.
10 A.M. September 19, 1863.
Erected 1898 by State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1261.)
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° 55.586′ N, 85° 14.309′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the Brotherton Road (about midway between the Alexander Bridge Road and the Jay's Mill 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 Howell's Georgia Battery (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liddell's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Wood’s Brigade. (about 700 feet away); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (about 700 feet away); Semple's Alabama Battery (about 700 feet away); 14th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 10:00 a.m."
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 marker and the marker'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).”
Also see . . . Howell's Georgia Battery Marker - Sept. 19, 1863, 10 am - Battle of Chickamauga. Civil War Battlefield Monuments entry (Submitted on October 19, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 210 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.