Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery
Fourth U.S. Artillery
3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 21st Corps.
Text on Plaque, affixed to the Front of the Monument:
4th. U.S. Artillery,
1st. Lieut. F. D. L. Russell
Crittenden's Corps. was
engaged Sept. 19th, & 20 th, 1863.
Here the Battery
performed its most
enlisted men killed 2,
horses killed or disabled 13.
Erected 1894 by the United States government. (Marker Number MT-1060.)
Location. 34° 55.444′ N, 85° 15.666′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (here, next to this marker); 75th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); E. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'6" x 6'6" x 7'6", rock-faced blue Westerly granite monument has single-slab base, battered inscribed pedestal & vertical shaft. Shaft contains bronze inscription plaque and large bronze flag that rises above top of stone.”
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 363 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8, 9. submitted on September 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.