Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Indiana Battery
—Johnson's Division —
4 James, 2 Napoleons
Baldwin's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain Peter Simonson, Commanding
1st Lieutenant Alfred Morrison. (wounded).
2d Lieutenant George H. Briggs.
2d Lieutenant Jacob F. Ellison.
The Battery came into position on this ground early in the morning on the left of the Brigade front line and on the right of Baird's Division, and commenced the construction of log breastworks. It occupied this position during the day, and was hotly engaged from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The Battery fired in this position over 1000 rounds of ammunition and during the two days 1247 rounds. In leaving this position, during a fierce assault, the battery, having lost one gun the day before, lost another disabled by a solid shot; this gun was spiked. From this line the battery moved to Rossville via McFarland's Gap and encamped for the night. Casualties of the battle: officers wounded 1; men killed 1; men wounded 6; men missing 1; horses shot 30; guns and caissons lost 2.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-735.)
Location. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located about halfway between the northern end and the middle of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Johnson's Division (a few steps from this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Ohio 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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then. Last updated on January 19, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 30, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.