Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Slocomb's Louisiana Battery
4 Napoleons, 2 James.
—Adams’ Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps. —
September 20, 1863
Capt. Cuthbert H. Slocomb, Commanding
1st Lieut. W.D.C. Vaught
1st Lieut. J.A. Chalaron
2d Lieut. A.J. Leverich
After a severe artillery duel with batteries of Negley's division near Glass' Mill about noon of the 19th the battery withdrew under orders with the loss of Lieut. Blair and six men killed, 4 men wounded, seven horses killed and wounded. The battery came into position about 10 am of the 20th by order of Major Graves, Chief of Artillery, near the McDonald House and opened. The enemy disappearing in front, the battery came into position on this ground under a heavy artillery fire which was returned. It was in this position that Major Graves was mortally wounded. As the enemy's artillery fire was slackened the brigade charged but was compelled to fall back followed by the enemy. The battery retired across the ravine north to receive the enemy's charge. When the brigade reached the ravine the battery opened driving the enemy back. This position being far in advance of the whole line the brigade and battery withdrew. It expended 562 rounds.
Casualties of the battle: 1 officer and 10 men killed, 20 men wounded, 15 horses killed, 5 wounded.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission.
Location. 34° 56.269′ N, 85° 15.577′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Located in the parking lot of Auto Tour Stop 1. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Liddell's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Florida Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Stovall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Withdrawal of the Union Left (about 500 feet away); Bridges' Illinois Battery, Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery (about 600 feet away); Helm's Brigade (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
Also see . . . Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on May 10, 2017.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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