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

Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery.

Van Derver's Brigade

 

—Brannan's Division —

 
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker
Inscription.
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery.
4 Light 12 Pdrs.
Van Derver's Brigade, Brannan's Division, Thomas' Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863. noon
1st Lieut. Frank G. Smith, Commanding.
1st Lieut. George B. Rodney.
2nd Lieut. John M. Stephenson.

Soon after the Union line was pierced near Brotherton's southeast of this position, about 11:15 A.M., and the enemy advanced in heavy columns through the gap, and changed direction to assault this ridge, this section in charge of Lieut. Rodney, which had been engaged with the battery near the Snodgrass house, came to this position under orders of Gen. Brannan, who was actively engaged in rallying the flying infantry and forming line on this hill. The section performed efficient service in establishing this line, and after about an hour rejoined its battery near the Snodgrass house, participating with it in all subsequent engagements there until the close of the battle.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1056.)
 
Location. 34° 55.677′ N, 85° 16.102′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker
View, looking east, of the historical tablet, situated between two cannons, on the crest of the eastern slope of Snodgrass Hill.
County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just east of the parking lot. 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. 31st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Negley's Division (a few steps from this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 11th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker
View of the historical tablet, looking south, along the eastern crest of Snodgrass Hill, with a view of additional Union monuments and historical tablets in the background.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north, along the eastern crest of Snodgrass Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 223 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 7, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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