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

Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
1. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the front (west) side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on Front (West) Side of Monument:

CSA

In commemoration of the
heroism of her sons.
September 19"-20" 1863.
Tennessee
Erects this Monument.

Artillery

Text on Right (South) Side of Monument:

Scott's Battery. Captain W.L. Scott
Lieutenant John H. Marsh.
Lieutenant A.T. Watson
Smith's Brigade, Cheatham's Division.
Polk's Corps.
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Carnes Battery, Captain W.W. Carnes.
Wright's Brigade, Cheatham's Division.
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Text on Back (East) Side of Monument:

Huggins (Freeman Battery), Captain A. L. Huggins.
Dibrell's Brigade Armstrong's Division.
Forrest's Cavalry
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Morton's Battery, Captain John W. Morton, Jr.
Dibrell's Brigade Armstrong's Division.
Forrest's Cavalry
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Huwald's Battery, Captain Gustave A. Huwald
Davidson's Brigade, Pegram's Division.
Forrest's Cavalry
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
2. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the text on the front (west) side of the monument.
White's Battery, Captain B.F. White, Jr.
Harrison's Brigade, Wharton's Division
Wheeler's Cavalry

Text on Left (North) Side of Monument:

Mebane's Battery, Captain John W. Mebane,
Stovall's Brigade, Breckinridge's Division,
Polk's Corps.
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Baxter's Battery, Captain Edmund D. Baxter,
Reserve Corps of Artillery.
Buckner's Corps.

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Erected 1895 by the State of Tennessee. (Marker Number MT-1356.)
 
Location. 34° 56.499′ N, 85° 15.104′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Reeds Bridge Road and Forrest Road, on the right when traveling east on Reeds Bridge Road. Touch for map. 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. J. King's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); To the opening of the Battle (a few steps from this marker); Adams' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Morton's Tennessee Battery
Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the southwest corner of the monument.
(a few steps from this marker); Huggins', Morton's & Huwald's Tennessee Batteries (a few steps from this marker); Huwald's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); To Right of Confederate Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles 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 monument is, “6'8" square at base and 15'7" high, the monument has a 2-step rock-faced base, an inscribed shaft and a crenelated capstone, which supports bronze figure of artilleryman with a sponge staff.”

The National Park Service also identifies Miller Munchen as being the sculptor of this monument.

This monument is located along a portion of the Reeds Bridge Road that provides roadside parking spaces and the monument is also situated at the trailhead for one of the park's better maintained walking trails.

In locating this monument I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the text on the right (south) side of the monument.
Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument'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
 
Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the northeast corner of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
6. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the text on the back (east) side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
7. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the left (north) side of the monument.
Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
8. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the text on the left (north) side of the monument.
Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
9. Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument Marker
View of the monument looking west along the Reeds Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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