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

3rd Wisconsin Battery

3rd Brigade

 

3rd Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Front Side of Monument:

Third Wisconsin Battery
3rd Brigade, 3rd Division.
21st Army Corps.

Back Side of Monument:

This battery under command of 1st Lieutenant Courtland Livingston was engaged on the morning of September 19, 1863, in front of the Viniard House until forced to retire, occupying and holding this position until night. Successfully aiding in the repulse of the enemy's advance from Hall's Ford to the Lafayette Road north of Viniard House, by a fire on his flank. On the morning of the 20th changed position to the hill north of the Dyer House. About 11:30 a.m. was involved in the disaster from the enemy's charge through the Dyer Field, losing five guns, 26 men killed, wounded and missing. Captain Lu. H. Drury was wounded September 13, 1863, near Lee and Gordon's Mills.
 
Erected 1898 by the State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1069.)
 
Location. 34° 53.886′ N, 85° 15.685′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (Route 27), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of both the 3rd Wisconsin Battery Monument and the 3rd Wisconsin Battery Tablet, situated side by side on the battlefield.
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 Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery (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. 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. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “8' x 5' x 8', the monument consists of rectangular rock-faced base supporting full-size sculpted cannon. Unit designation in raised letters beneath cannon carriage.”

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga
3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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)."
 
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 March 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
A close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. 3rd Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the positioning of the 3rd Wisconsin Battery, as described on the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 219 times since then and 39 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 26, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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