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

Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Willich's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Battery A,
1st Ohio Light
Artillery,
Willich's
Brigade.
3:00 P.M.to
6:30 P.M.
September 19,
1863.

 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-915.)
 
Location. 34° 55.417′ N, 85° 14.621′ 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. Click for map. This marker is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the south side of the Brotherton Road, near a small roadside picnic area (very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge 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 A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Willich's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line);
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); 89th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list 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, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks unit's position near intersection of Brotherton and Alexander Bridge roads on September 19, 1863, from 3:00 until 6:30 p.m."

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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker looking east along the Brotherton Road.
to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker looking southwest, in the direction of the nearby small roadside picnic area. Note the thereby tablet (on right) that is also for the "Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery."
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View, looking southwest, taken from the roadside picnic area, looking in the direction of both the marker, and the tablet, for the Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of both the frontside of the featured marker and the backside of the nearby tablet for Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 123 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 31, 2016.
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