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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

2nd Minnesota Battery

Carlin's Brigade

 

—Davis’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 2nd Minnesota Battery Marker
Inscription.
2d Battery Minnesota Light Artillery.
2 10 Pounder Parrotts, 4 Napoleons.
Carlin's Brigade, Davis' Division, McCook's Corps.
September 19, 1863.

1st Lieutenant Albert Woodbury, Commanding (wounded).
1st Lieutenant Richard L. Dawley.
2d Lieutenant Henry W. Harder.
2d Lieutenant Alexander Kinkead.

The Battery with its Division arrived at Widow Glenn's about noon and followed its Brigade into action east of Viniard's about 2 p.m. By order of General Davis, the Battery, under a brisk skirmish fire, came into position on this ground on the right of the Division, and opened on the enemy rendering effective service in checking his advance in front and in preventing him from extending his left beyond General Davis right. After holding this position several hours the Division and Battery were forced to fall back to the timber on west side of Chattanooga and LaFayette Road, where the Battery again took position, and with the line of infantry, and other artillery, succeeded in checking the further advance of the enemy. On the arrival of other troops the Battery and Division retired several hundred yards to the rear and bivouacked for the night. The Battery was not seriously engaged on the 20th and retired soon after noon under orders to McFarland's Gap and to Rossville at night.
2nd Minnesota Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 2nd Minnesota Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, along with the 2nd Minnesota Battery monument, along with two pieces of artillery, all situated on the ground where this unit engaged the enemy.
Casualties: 1 officer and 1 private wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-899.)
 
Location. 34° 54.144′ N, 85° 15.633′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. 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. Bradley's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (here, next to this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
2nd Minnesota Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 2nd Minnesota Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the south.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
2nd Minnesota Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 2nd Minnesota Battery Marker
View, looking east, of the featured tablet, along with the 2nd Minnesota Battery monument, along with two pieces of artillery, all situated on the ground where this unit engaged the enemy.
2nd Minnesota Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 2nd Minnesota Battery Marker
View looking east of the tablet.
2nd Minnesota Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 2nd Minnesota Battery Marker
View, looking north, of the featured tablet, along with the 2nd Minnesota Battery monument, along with two pieces of artillery, all situated on the ground where this unit engaged the enemy (the Battery was positioned to the right of its Division).
2nd Minnesota Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 2nd Minnesota Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 73 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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