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

Havis’ Georgia Battery

Robertson's Reserve Artillery

 

—Army of Tennessee —

 
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
1. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
C.S.A.
Georgia
Havis Battery.
Captain M.W. Havis.
Robertson's
Reserve Artillery.
Army of Tennessee.
Noon, September 20, 1863.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Georgia. (Marker Number MT-1258.)
 
Location. 34° 55.263′ N, 85° 15.699′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road west 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. A different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (here, next to this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
2. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
this marker); Kolb's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Massenburg's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This particular Georgia Unit Monument, is part of a line of Georgia Unit Monuments that runs perpendicular to the southern end of the Union line of Regimental Monuments that are situated north to south along the park's Poe Road.

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon.”

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
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
3. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View of the Havis' Battery Monument with the Havis' Battery Tablet situated near the backside of the monument.
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 monument. (Submitted on April 11, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
4. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View looking west, of the Havis' Battery and Havis' Battery Monument, with a distant view of another Georgia Unit Monument, that is part of a line of Georgia Unit Monuments and Markers.
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
5. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View of the Havis' Battery, situated perpendicular to the Federal units located south to north along the Poe Road.
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
6. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical monument, situated in a clearing, at the edge of the dense battlefield forest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 252 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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