Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery
—Sheridan's Division —
4 Napoleons, 2 10 Pounder Parrotts.
Laiboldt's Brigade, Sheridan's Division, McCook's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain Henry Hescock, Commanding (Captured).
1st Lieutenant Gustavus Schueller.
Lieutenant John Miller.
The Battery was not engaged on the 19th and early on the 20th occupied a position on the ridge southwest of Widow Glenn's in rear of Bradley's Brigade, in reserve, and remained near this position till about 11:30 a.m. when Lytle's and Bradley's Brigades were ordered to the left at a double-quick. The Battery followed Bradley's Brigade reporting to Colonel Walworth in command. While in motion by the flank, the Brigade was halted and faced the rapidly approaching assault of the enemy from the east, the Battery coming into position under a most destructive fire of musketry. Half the Battery occupied this position and the other half the ground near Widow Glenn's. The infantry in front failing to check the fierce attack of the enemy, this portion of the Battery withdrew about noon, and encamped at night at Rossville. The other Half Battery with the 27th Illinois Infantry and Wilder's Mounted Infantry, dismounted, repulsed the enemy in their front, and held the ground till after noon, when it retired with
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-904.)
Location. 34° 54.637′ N, 85° 16.196′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the south side of the roadway, next to large parking area. 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. Bradley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Sheridan's Division (about 400 feet away); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Lytle's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 21st Michigan Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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