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

Douglas’ Texas Battery

Deshler's Brigade

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
Douglas' Texas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Douglas' Texas Battery Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Douglas Texas Battery 4 guns
Deshler's Brigade Cleburne's Division
September 20, 1863. 5 p.m.
Captain James P. Douglas.

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1416A.)
 
Location. 34° 55.964′ N, 85° 15.14′ 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. A different marker also named Douglas' Texas Battery (here, next to this marker); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hill's Headquarters Shell Monument (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument (about 400 feet away); Hill's Corps
Douglas' Texas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Douglas' Texas Battery Marker
View, looking south along the secondary park trail, of the D & L tablet situated in a clearing at the end of the secondary trail.
(about 400 feet away); 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 500 feet away); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 500 feet away); Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (about 700 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 a few minutes of a walk from the street intersection.

In locating this tablet 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
 
Douglas' Texas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Douglas' Texas Battery Marker
View of the D & L tablet, in the clearing at the end of the secondary trail, situated between two artillery pieces.
Douglas' Texas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. Douglas' Texas Battery Marker
View of the D & L tablet, in the clearing in the woods.
Douglas' Texas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. Douglas' Texas Battery Marker
View looking north from the end of the secondary trail, towards the primary trail, with a view of the backside of the featured D & L tablet and the two cannons situated at the Battery site.
 
 
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 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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