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

Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery

Laiboldt's Brigade

 

—Sheridan's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery G, 1st Missouri
Light Artillery
U.S.A.

 
Erected 1895 by State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-905.)
 
Location. 34° 54.482′ N, 85° 16.324′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), northeast of the Wilder Tower, along a park walking trail, in the woods. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield northeast of the Wilder Brigade Monument on Glenn Hill, map site #234.". 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. 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text written on the top of the marker.
shouting distance of this marker); 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Widow Glenn's House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder'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 the National Park Service, the marker is, “A simple 15" x 15" x 6' granite shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle, September 19-20, 1863."

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 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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker, looking southwest, along a trail through the woods, towards the Wilder Tower.
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 October 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker, looking northeast, along the park walking trail.
Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker, in the woods, along the park walking trail, looking east.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 122 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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