Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery
—Van Cleve's Division —
4 10 - Pounder Parrotts, 2 12 - Pounders Howitzers.
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Cortland Livingston, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Hiram F. Hubbard.
2nd Lieutenant Henry Currier.
About 1:30 p.m. the battery with Barnes' Brigade moved from the line near Lee and Gordon's Mill to this position. By order of Major Mendenhall the battery came into position on the right of the 2nd Minnesota Battery, southeast of the Viniard house. The battery fired until a battery on the left was captured by the Confederates, when it limbered up and returned to this position, opened fire on the woods filled with the enemy, checking his advance. The brigade having been driven back rallied and took position on each flank of the battery. From this position the battery opened a very effective enfilade fire on the enemy in the Viniard cornfield. This position was retained with slight changes until 2 a.m. of the 20th.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1067.)
Location. 34° 53.893′ N, 85° 15.688′ W. Marker Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park. 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. 3rd Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Barnes' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 99th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Michigan Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 81st Indiana Infantry (approx. ¼ mile away); 42nd Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away). 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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 230 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.