Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery
Mitchell's Brigade - Steedman's Division
— Reserve Corps - Granger —
4 Napoleons, 2 3" Rifles.
Mitchell's Brigade, Steedman's Division, Granger's Corps.
September 20, 1863
2d Lieutenant Thomas S. Burton, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Bel H. Fluskey.
About noon the Battery following its Brigade from McAfee's Church to this ridge, came into position on this ground on the right of the Brigade soon after 2 p.m., supported by 2 companies of the 113th and 121st Ohio regiments, and was fiercely engaged till sunset, aiding in repulsing repeated assaults of the enemy. A portion of the time one section of this Battery was engaged on the left of the Brigade on this ridge farther to the east and rendered efficient service. Casualties: enlisted men killed 2: wounded 9; captured or missing 1.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-664.)
Location. 34° 55.645′ N, 85° 16.519′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 96th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th North Carolina Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 23rd Tennessee Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); 78th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 25th Tennessee Regiment (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about 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 monument and the monument'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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.