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

Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery

4 Napoleons, 2 24 PDR. Howitzers.

 

—Grose's Brigade —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
1. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery
4 Napoleons, 2 24 PDR. Howitzers.
Grose's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.

September 19, 1863.
1st Lieut. Francis L. D. Russell, Commanding.
2d Lieut. John G. Butler.

At 11 o'clock A.M. the Battery moved from its position near Lee and Gordon's Mill, joined Grose's Brigade at Poe's about noon, and immediately advanced into action in rear of the Brigade which was in double line. After marching several hundred yards Col. Grose ordered the Battery into position on the crest of the ridge southeast of this position. Immediately on coming into Battery, the Brigade was attacked and the guns were ordered to be fired down the hill over the heads of the infantry. The enemy finally withdrew and the firing ceased for some time. About 3 o'clock the enemy moved up a second time in heavy force. At this period they could be seen distinctly, and loading with canister the battery fired as rapidly as possible.

The attack was too heavy to be resisted and the infantry falling back, the Battery limbered up and retired to this position forming on right of Cushing's Battery. The enemy continuing to advance, the Batteries on this line from some twenty guns opened with canister and speedily repulsed him. The Battery
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the historical marker, situated behind the Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Monument.
bivouacked with the Brigade in the Kelly field.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1058.)
 
Location. 34° 55.444′ N, 85° 15.671′ 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. 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. Battery M, Fourth 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); E. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north along Poe Road.
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)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south along Poe Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 28, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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