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

Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery

Connell's Brigade, Brannan's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
1. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument
View of the frontside of the monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side:

Michigan
To Her
Light Battery D,
First Artillery.

Commanded by
Captain Josiah W. Church,
Connell's Brigade,
Brannan's Division,
Thomas's Corps.

Text on Back Side:

The battery moved
from Gower's Ford on
the evening of the
18th, marching the entire
night to a position
near the Kelly House.
Being heavily engaged in
two positions on the 19th.
About midnight of the 19th
advanced from bivouac in the
Dyer Field. reaching this position
after several changes to the
left. Here, about 11 a.m. on the
20th, the battery became
desperately engaged at double-
canister range, and all supports
on the right having been forced
back and many of the horses
killed. It became necessary
to abandon three pieces,
the other three were withdrawn
to the hill in rear. Casualties 11.
During the operations at
Chattanooga, the battery occupied
a position in Fort Negley.

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-879.)
 
Location. 34° 55.311′ 
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
2. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument
View of tablet in the foreground with the backside of the Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument in the immediate background.
N, 85° 15.738′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the left 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield along Poe Road at map site # 138”. 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. Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Mix-up in the Union Command (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 14th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lumsden's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
3. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument
View of the backside of the monument.
the National Park Service, the monument is, “6'6" x 6'6" at base & 8' high, monument consists of pyramid on double-step base. Front of pyramid has polished panel with inscription. All bronze is missing from this monument.”

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)."
 
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 April 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
4. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument
View of the position of Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery on the Union line, including a view of two artillery pieces, the Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument, and the backside of the related tablet, all situated along the east side of the Poe Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
5. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Moument
View of the Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument, and the backside of the related tablet, all situated along the east side of the Poe Road.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
6. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument
View of the featured monument (and the battery position) looking north along the Poe Road.
Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 7, 2014
7. Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument
View of the featured monument (and the battery position) looking south along the Poe Road. The far trees, at the far bend in the Poe Road, would be where the Confederate markers of the 11 a.m. advancement, would be located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 11, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on May 6, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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