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

20th Ohio Battery

Dodge's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
20th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 20th Ohio Battery Marker
Inscription.
20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery.
4 3" Rifles, 2 Napoleons.
Dodge's Brigade, Johnson's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 19, 1863
Captain Edward Grosskopff, Commanding.

The Battery with its Brigade left Catlett's Gap early in the morning and reached the battlefield via Crawfish Spring soon after noon. About 1 p.m. the Brigade as the reserve of the Division moved to the front into action. The Battery opened fire, but endangering the Union lines it was ordered to the rear. The Battery remained in position in the rear till about 5 p.m., when it moved forward to a clearing and thence to this position and opened on the enemy. Afterwards, as night had set in, the Battery fell back to the before mentioned clearing, but was again ordered to change position farther to the rear. In the act of carrying out this order the Battery received a cross fire from the enemy, wounding one man and several horses. Soon after the Battery joined the 5th Indiana Battery, and after the firing had ceased encamped in the Kelly field in rear of the Brigade.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-940.)
 
Location. 34° 55.297′ N, 85° 
20th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 20th Ohio Battery Marker
A distant view of the tablet, at the end of a secondary walking trail, well into one of the park's wooded areas.
14.693′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The tablet is located along a park hiking trail that runs through a section of wooded park land, off the southwest corner of the intersection of Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton 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. 29th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (about 300 feet away); Smith's Mississippi Battery (about 300 feet away); Preston Smith Memorial Shell Monument (about 300 feet away); Deshler's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Maney's Brigade (about 300 feet away); Smith's Brigade (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is situated well into the woods, off of a regular park hiking trail, on a remote secondary trail.

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park,
20th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 20th Ohio Battery Marker
View of the tablet, at the end of a secondary walking trail, situated in a clearing, located well into one of the park's wooded areas.
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
 
20th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 20th Ohio Battery Marker
View from the tablet, looking along the secondary walking trail, towards the primary walking trail.
20th Ohio Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 20th Ohio Battery Marker
View of the tablet, situated in a clearing, located well into one of the park's wooded areas.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 63 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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