Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery.
— Steedman's Division —
6 3" Rifles.
Whitaker's Brigade, Steedman's Division, Granger's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Capt. Charles C. Aleshire, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Albert S. Bierce.
2d Lieut. Casey Roseburgh (wounded).
2d Lieut. James W, Chesnut (wounded).
About noon the Battery followed its Brigade from McAfee's Church across country to Cloud's, thence south along the LaFayette road to McDonald's and thence straight to the vicinity of the Snodgrass house, where it arrived at about 2 P.M. It was placed in position on this ground by order of Gen. Thomas, and so remained until sunset actively engaged most of the time in repulsing repeated assaults of the enemy upon this part of the Union line. About 7 P.M. the Battery withdrew with the infantry to Rossville where it bivouacked. Casualties: 2 officers and 8 enlisted men wounded.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-937.)
Location. 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. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); 124th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (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 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 July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 292 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.