Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania
—Van Cleve's Division —
4 6 Pounders, 2 James.
Beatty's Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863
Captain Alanson J. Stevens, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Samuel M. McDowell.
1st Lieutenant William F. Lutje, wounded.
2d Lieutenant Jacob Ziegler.
2d Lieutenant Emanuel F. Shatzer.
About 1 p.m. the Battery with General Samuel Beatty's Brigade at a double-quick moved from near Lee and Gordon's Mill to the left. When near Brotherton's the Brigade formed in double line with the Battery in rear.
The Battery was ordered to follow the Brigade closely and moved in this way one-quarter of a mile, obliquing to the left, when the enemy was encountered. The four smooth bore guns were moved by hand to the front, opened with canister and fired rapidly, but it was impossible to check the advancing enemy. The infantry on the right fell back through the Battery, the horses of three pieces were nearly all shot, and one lumber was blown up. The right half Battery had time to limber up and retire with the infantry. It came into position on this ridge, and again opened fire, remaining till the ammunition was all expended, when it was compelled to retire. One piece was disabled and abandoned here. The Battery joined the 7th Indiana
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1040.)
Location. 34° 55′ N, 85° 15.69′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west 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. A different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (here, next to this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Trigg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade War Comes to the Brothertons (within shouting distance of this marker); Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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 tablet and the tablet'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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 15, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.