Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Lumsden's Alabama Battery
Robertson's Reserve Artillery
3 Napoleons, 1 10 Pounder Parrott, 1 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Robertson's Reserve Artillery.
September 20, 1863.
Captain Charles L. Lumsden, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Harvey H. Cribbs.
2d Lieutenant Ebenezer H. Hargrove.
Cadet J.P. Sykes.
The Battery was engaged on the 19th with the enemy, losing one gun with a broken trail, but the gun was soon after retaken. On the 20th the Battery came into position on this ground near 5 P.M. and opened fire on the enemy crossing the road near the Kelly house from the east to the west, continuing to fire till his line on the right was abandoned. Casualties: men killed 1; men wounded 1; 5 horses killed, 3 wounded.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1247.)
Location. 34° 55.276′ N, 85° 15.719′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road north of 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. 17th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of 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); Kolb's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Tennessee Infantry (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 August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 335 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 16, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.