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

Howell's Georgia Battery

Walker's Division

 

—Walker's Reserve Corps —

 
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Howell's Georgia Battery.
2 6 Pounders, 4 12 pounder Howitzers.
Gist's (Walker's) Division, Reserve Corps.

September 19, 1863.

Captain Evan P. Howell, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant W. G. Robson.
2d Lieutenant T. J. Gilmore.
2d Lieutenant R. T. Gibson.

The Battery with its Brigade and Division crossed the Chickamauga late in the evening and night of the 18th, and when the Brigade became engaged about 8:30 a.m. of the 19th the Battery remained in its rear, ready to engage the enemy if an opportunity should offer, but only one section was brought into action on this ground as the Brigade was retiring before the advance of Baird's Division, and aided in checking its further progress. The Battery was not engaged on the 20th. Casualties: 3 men killed; 4 men wounded; 3 horses killed and 3 wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1259.)
 
Location. 34° 55.583′ N, 85° 14.305′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking northwest along the Brotherton Road, of the featured tablet situated with a large cut-stone battery marker and a cannon representing the battery's battlefield position.
within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the south side of the Brotherton Road (about midway between the Alexander Bridge Road and the Jay's Mill 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 Howell's Georgia Battery (a few steps from this marker); Liddell's Brigade (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Wood’s Brigade. (about 700 feet away); Calvert's Arkansas Battery (about 700 feet away); Semple's Alabama Battery (about 700 feet away); 14th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); 74th Indiana Infantry (about 800 feet away); Wilson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles 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 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking west along the Brotherton Road, of the featured tablet situated with a large cut-stone battery marker and two cannons representing the battery's battlefield position.
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
Distant view of the featured tablet situated with a large cut-stone battery marker and two cannons representing the battery's battlefield position.
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the back-side of the featured tablet situated behind a large cut-stone battery marker and with two cannons representing the battery's battlefield position.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 132 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 27, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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