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

Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Stanley's Brigade

 

—Negley's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
4 James, 2 3" Rifles.
Stanley's Brigade, Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19, 1863.
Captain Frederick Schultz, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Joseph Hein.
1st Lieutenant Eben P. Sturges.
2d Lieutenant Jacob Ziegler.

This Battery was posted on the morning of this day near Crawfish Springs, when one half of the Battery under Lieutenants Sturges and Ziegler was ordered to re-enforce Bridges' Illinois Battery near Glass' Mill, where, about noon, it engaged in a severe artillery duel with a portion of the batteries of Breckinridge's Division. The enemy's guns being withdrawn, the half Battery was ordered to join the other half at about 2 p.m., when the whole Battery moved to the left via Crawfish Springs. One half under Lieutenants Sturges and Ziegler, in support of troops of Second and Third Brigades came into action on this ground at about 6 p.m., firing ten rounds canister. At 8 p.m. this half was ordered to join the other half on the hill west of this position, where the Battery remained during the night.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-931.)
 
Location.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
34° 54.979′ N, 85° 15.964′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the west side of the roadway, in a large open field. 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. Rout of the Union Right (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); Stewart's Division (about 700 feet away); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 800 feet away); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 800 feet away); Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Union Army (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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
Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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
 
Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the tablet situated several feet off the west side of the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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