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

3d Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery

Barnes’ Brigade

 

—Van Cleve's Division —

 
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2018
1. 3d Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
3d Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery.
4 10 pdr. Parrotts, 2 12 pdr. Howitzers.
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieut. Cortland Livingston, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Hiram F. Hubbard.
2d Lieut. Henry Currier.
At 3 A.M. the Battery moved from its position near Viniard's and joined its division. About day-break Col. Barnes' Brigade was ordered to report to Gen. Wood. The Battery, following the Brigade, reported and was ordered out of the timber by Gen. Wood, taking position in rear of Brigade in the open field, and was soon ordered by Major Mendenhall to this position in line with other batteries of the same corps. The Battery was ordered to reserve fire till the lines of the enemy could be seen. The field and woods to the left of this position being unoccupied, the enemy advanced in the timber and his musketry was soon telling with fearful effect upon the cannoneers and horses; he also brought two guns to bear on this position. The whole Battery opened on these woods. The enemy made rapid movement under cover of a cornfield and completely flanked the guns, pouring into them volleys of musketry. The Battery lost 30 horses in the first five pieces, which were also lost. One horse was lost in getting away with the sixth piece, which was
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By Craig Swain, June 16, 2018
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the only piece saved, and retired soon after to Chattanooga. Casualties: enlisted men killed 2; Enlisted men wounded 13; enlisted men missing 11; horses killed 32.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1068.)
 
Location. 34° 55.373′ N, 85° 16.152′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the northwest corner of Dyer Field and is best reached from the hiking trail that runs south off Snodgrass Hill. 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. Battery B (26th), Pennsylvania Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker (approx. 0.2 miles away); South Carolina State Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); Garrity's Alabama Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 125th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Trigg's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Trigg's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
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Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 29, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 29, 2018, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 29, 2018, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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