Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (HM2CK9)

Location: Fort Oglethorpe, GA 30742
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N 34° 55.05', W 85° 15.129'

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Cruft's Brigade

—Palmer's Division —

Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
4 James, 2 6 PDRS.
Cruft's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieut. Norman A. Baldwin, Commanding.
2d Lieut. James H. Hill.
2d Lieut. David H. Troup.

The battery, with Cruft's brigade, left position north of Lee and Gordon's Mill at 11 o'clock A.M., moved on the Rossville Road to the Poe Field, where a line of battle was formed, the battery in the rear of center. The brigade moved to the front about noon, half the battery coming into position on this ground, and opened on the enemy with canister over the heads of the troops.

The other half battery took positioned on the ridge 400 yards to the rear throwing shell at the front and flanks. During the action, the half battery to the rear was advanced to the left flank of the line and rendered excellent service by a left oblique fire on that position of the enemy's line attacking Gen. Hazen. The battery assisted the brigade in repulsing several attacks of the enemy and held the ground till 5 o'clock P.M., when they were ordered to the Kelly Field line and bivouac for the night. Fired
159 rounds; had 3 men wounded and 2 horses shot.
HM NumberHM2CK9
Year Placed1890
Placed ByWar Department. (Marker Number MT-916.)
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 21st, 2018 at 8:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659662 N 3865288
Decimal Degrees34.91750000, -85.25215000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.05', W 85° 15.129'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 2.9999999999998" N, 85° 15' 7.74" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 3370 Lafayette Rd, Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, US
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