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

Calvert's Arkansas Battery

Polk's Brigade

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
Inscription.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery.
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Polk's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hill's Corps.
September 20, 1863.

1st Lieutenant Thomas Key, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Willis M. Hopwood.
2d Lieutenant James G. Marshall

In the charge of the Division on the morning of this day, the Battery engaged the enemy and in the midst of the battle had one howitzer disabled when the Battery was withdrawn, securing the disabled piece. About 5 p.m., while the Brigade was engaged in assaulting the enemy's rail and log barricades under a close and destructive fire of musketry and artillery, and while the Brigade was being cut down and faltering, the Battery was moved by hand into position on this ground, within 170 yards of the enemy's line, and opened on it with double charges of canister, continuing the fire until the enemy withdrew. During the engagement on Sunday, the Battery, with the Brigade, captured 2 rifled pieces of artillery.

Casulites of the battle: 1 man mortally wounded; 5 slightly wounded; 3 horses killed.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1251.)
 
Location. 34° 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Calvert's Arkansas Battery
View, looking east along a primary park walking trail, of the two cannons that are located at the Battery site, which is situated just to the south of the primary trail, along a secondary park walking trail.
55.999′ N, 85° 15.148′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located along a network of park trails, that has a trailhead leading into the woods, just east of the street intersection. 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. Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas' Texas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Douglas' Texas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 500 feet away); Hill's Corps (about 500 feet away); Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (about 500 feet away); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This tablet is located in the woods, along a secondary park trail, just off of a main park trail, that is afew minutes of a walk from the street intersection.

In locating this tablet I
Calvert's Arkansas Battery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Calvert's Arkansas Battery
View looking south from the primary walking trail, of the two cannons that are located at the Battery site, along a secondary park walking trail.
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
 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the tablet, situated along the secondary trail, between the two artillery pieces.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View looking north, towards the primary walking trail, with a view of the Battery cannons and the backside of the tablet.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
6. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View looking west, along the primary walking trail, with a view of the featured tablet situated just to the south (left) of the trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 56 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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