Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
Croxton's Brigade, Brannan's Division
—Thomas’ Corps. —
4 James, 2 Napoleons.
Croxton's Brigade, Brannan's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Marco B. Gary, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Hiram W. Turner.
2d Lieutenant Thomas King.
2d Lieutenant Jerome B. Stephens.
At 7 a.m. the Battery took position in the rear line of the Brigade, and as the enemy attacked, Lieutenant Turner's section moved to this position and opened fire, being joined soon after by the rest of the battery. About 11 a.m. the enemy appeared marching by the flank across the front and about 600 yards distant. The Battery opened fire upon him. Changing direction he attacked the line of the Battery and after capturing nearly all of the 4th Michigan Battery and driving away the infantry he pushed to within 100 yards of the right piece. Changing direction of fire to the right oblique the Battery threw canister with great rapidity and fine effect. The enemy soon fell back and the support resumed their position on the right of the Battery. Fifteen minutes later, the enemy again advancing perpendicularly to its original front and to within 100 yards, the supports gave way, the Battery moved to the left and rear, where it joined the troops of General Negley and moved with
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-922.)
Location. 34° 55.382′ N, 85° 15.71′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the central section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, just west of LaFayette Road, in the midst of a line of Union markers and monuments, that run along Poe Road. It is situated immediately behind the Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Monument. 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 Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Croxton's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry 31st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); 14th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet 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 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)."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 238 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.