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

Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery

Grose's Brigade

 

—Palmer's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
1. Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery.
4 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Grose's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Harry C. Cushing, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Robert Floyd (Fatally Wounded).

In the morning of this day the Battery moved from near Lee and Gordon's Mill, joined Grose's Brigade near Poe's about noon and immediately moved into action. Lieutenant Robert Floyd with one section took position on ridge southeast of this line to the left center of Brigade, and Lieutenant Cushing took the other section to right of Brigade on same ridge. Fighting commenced immediately and was very severe, resulting in the retirement of the enemy.

Firing having ceased in front, but increasing on the right, the Battery moved at a gallop and reported to General Reynolds, took position on the left of the 19th Indiana Battery, south of this position, and opened on the advancing enemy, checking him at that point. The enemy then gained ground to his left, advanced in tremendous force, enfilading and forcing back the line of batteries. The Battery then reported to General Hazen who was forming a new line. M of the 4th, F of the 1st Ohio and this battery were massed obliquely across the road at this place, covering the enemy's approach. His
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By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery Marker
View of the tablet, looking west along the Battleline Road, towards the intersection with the LaFayette Road.
appearance was the signal for a most rapid and destructive fire from these batteries, checking this advance. The battery bivouacked in the Kelly field. Casualties: 1 officer, Lieutenant Floyd, fatally wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1051.)
 
Location. 34° 55.478′ N, 85° 15.584′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The monument is located near the very end of Battleline Road, in an open field, within shouting distance of the LaFayette Road. 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. 68th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 101st Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); E. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 14th Corps Headquarter’s (about 300 feet away);
Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
3. Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery Marker
View of the gun battery, looking west along the Battleline Road, towards the intersection with the LaFayette Road.
Thomas' Headquarters Shell Monument (about 400 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery M, Fourth U.S. Artillery (about 500 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 marker number for this monument and the monument'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
 
Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery Marker
View of the tablet and gun battery, looking south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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