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

6th Ohio Battery

Harker's Brigade

 

Wood's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
1. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Text on the First Tablet:

6th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
4 10 Pounder Parrotts, 2 Napoleons.
Harker's Brigade, Wood's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.

Captain Cullen Bradley, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Oliver H.P. Ayres.
1st Lieutenant James P. McElroy.

Soon after daylight the battery occupied a position in reserve on the ridge west of what is now known as Lytle Station. About 8 o'clock Wood's Division moved to the frontline relieving Negley's Division.

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Text on the Second Tablet:

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The Battery followed Harker's Brigade and two sections took position on this line about 10 o'clock, firing 32 rounds with good effect. Soon after 11 o'clock, while the Brigade was moving by the left flank, the Battery opposite its center, the Confederates broke through the line, driving back guns, caissons and fragments of regiments in great disorder. The Battery being entirely cut off from the Brigade moved to the ridge west of the Dyer field, took position to
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
2. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View of the text on the first marker (tablet).
play on the Confederates if opportunity offered, and when all Union troops in that part of the field had fallen back, followed them and encamped near Rossville. Casualties of the battle: 1 enlisted man killed; 1 officer and 7 men wounded; 2 horses wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-935.)
 
Location. 34° 55.108′ N, 85° 15.741′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Dyer Road west of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated near the beginning one of the park hiking trails, at the edge of the woods, north of the Brotherton House site. 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. Negley's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Woods Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 82nd Indiana Infantry (about 300
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
3. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View of the text on the second marker (tablet).
feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Breakthrough (about 400 feet away); McNair's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Left Wing - Army of Tennessee (about 500 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 tablet and the tablet'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 . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular cast iron tablet. (Submitted on August 30, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
4. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View, looking north, of the backside of the marker, situated at the edge of a clearing and the beginning of a park trail that goes off into the woods.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
5. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View of the marker, looking southeast, towards the distant Brotherton Cabin.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
6. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View, looking south along the park trail, of the marker situated at the edge of the woods, in the field north of the Dyer Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2019
7. 6th Ohio Battery Marker
View, looking further south along the park trail, of the marker situated at the edge of the woods, in the field north of the Dyer Road.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 1, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 30, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 30, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 1, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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