Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Massenburg's Georgia Battery
Robertson's Reserve Artillery
2 10 Pounder Parrotts.
Robertson's Reserve Artillery.
September 20, 1863
Captain Thomas L. Massenburg, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant J.F. Greer.
2d Lieutenant George B. Forster.
2d Lieutenant R.G. Burgess.
The battery was not engaged on the 19th, but came into position on this ground soon after noon of the 20th, and opened fire on the enemy then falling back on Snodgrass Hill. About 5 p.m. the Battery again came to position on the left of Major Williams' Battalion, northwest of this ground and opened fire till his line on the right was abandoned and the Confederate infantry line intervened. Casualties: officers wounded 1, men wounded 3, horses killed 1.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1262.)
Location. 34° 55.258′ N, 85° 15.676′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road north of Lafayette Road, on the left 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 east side
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Massenburg's 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); Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Havis' Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Darden's Mississippi 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 park Confederate tablet, is part of a line of park Confederate tablets and 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.
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 14, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.