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

York's Georgia Battery

Johnsonís Brigade, Johnsonís Division, Longstreet's Corps.

 
 
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By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
1. York's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
York's Georgia Battery.
2 6-PDR., 2 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Fultonís Brigade, Johnsonís Division, Hoodís Corps.
Sept. 19, 1863.
1st Lieut. William S. Everett, Commanding.
2nd Lieut. Francis M. Blount.
2nd Lieut. W.R. Jackson.


One section of the battery was engaged with the enemyís cavalry and artillery and Pea Vine Creek soon after noon on the 18th, aiding in driving them back. At 7 A.M. on the 19th the battery came into position on the right of Fultonís brigade and left of Lawís division and was occupying this ground went when 2 P.M. the enemy advanced against the brigade. By order of General Johnson, the battery opened fire toward the Viniard house from which direction the attack seemed mainly to come, and aided materially in repulsing his attack. When the brigade advanced about 2:30 P.M. the battery followed but was not again engaged this day. Casualties: 1 horse killed.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1271.)
 
Location. 34° 54.512′ N, 85° 15.112′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road half a mile from LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Parking
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, June 24, 2011
2. York's Georgia Battery Marker
is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path that crosses Viniard Road east of the parking area near the 7th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker (MT-784). Follow the path north (left when headed east) to the marker. 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. Johnson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (within shouting distance of this marker); Bennings's Brigade (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery E, 9th Georgia Artillery Battalion (about 700 feet away); Robertson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bledsoe's Missouri Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Law's Brigade (approx. ľ mile away); Peeple's Georgia Battery (approx. ľ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this marker 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 marker and the marker'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).”
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on November 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Cast Iron Tablets and Bronze Plaques (MT-1271). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on November 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on November 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 7, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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