Barnett's Battery I, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery

Barnett's Battery I, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (tmp-f0fd7)

Location: Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 56.816', W 85° 15.775'

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McCook's Brigade

—Granger's Reserve Corps —

Barnett's Battery I, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery
2 Napoleons, 2 James Rifles, 2 Parrots
Colonel Daniel McCook's Brigade, Granger's Reserve Corps.
September 20th, 1863, 2 to 6 p.m.
Captain Charles M. Barnett, Commanding


The battery moved with its brigade about 1 p.m. under orders, from the vicinity of McAfee's Church, two and one-half miles northeast of this point to the battlefield, and while moving rapidly in column of march through the burning woods, was fired on by the enemy and compelled to move by the right flank into the open field in front, the enemy shelling vigorously. About 2 p.m. the fire of the burning leaves and grass was extinguished and the battery took position on the crest of the ridge in rear of this ground, supported by the brigade, and opened on the enemy, firing at intervals till 6 p.m. aiding General Turchin in his advance by shelling the enemy from his front, till he secured shelter and reformed behind McCook's Brigade. The battery closed the action by two successive six-gun discharges, and soon after dark retired under orders with its brigade to Rossville.
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HM Numbertmp-f0fd7
Year Placed1890
Placed Bythe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 at 9:36pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658622 N 3868535
Decimal Degrees34.94693333, -85.26291667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.816', W 85° 15.775'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 48.96" N, 85° 15' 46.5" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 100 Gross Crescent, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, US
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