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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Ohio at Chickamauga

September 18 - 21, 1863.

 
 
Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker
Inscription. The preliminary movements of both armies for position occurred the 18th September; the battle was the 19th and 20th; the army was established at Rossville the night of the 20th, and occupied Chattanooga the morning of the 22d.
Rosecrans the commander of the Union Army, and Garfield his Chief of Staff, were from Ohio. Two of the 5 Corps; Four of the 13 Divisions; and Twelve of the 31 Brigades engaged, were commanded by Ohio officers. Of the 36 Batteries, Ohio furnished ten. There were 188 organizations of all arms engaged, and 55 of them were from Ohio. The Ohio Corps Commanders were Alex. McD. McCook (20th Corps Infantry) and Robert B. Mitchell (Cavalry Corps), Mitchell being of Ohio birth. The Division Commanders were Crook and E.M. McCook of the cavalry, and Sheridan and Steedman of the Infantry. The Brigade Commanders were John Beatty, Samuel Beatty, Connell, Harker, Hazen, Eli Long, Lytle, Dan. McCook, John G. Mitchell, T.R. Stanley, Van Derveer, and Willich. After Longstreet broke the Union center on Sunday and divided the army, there were 21 Ohio regiments on the one mile of Kelly field line, and 21 on the one mile of the Snodgrass Hill line. Thus 42 of the 44 Ohio infantry regiments engaged remained until the close of the battle. Of the total, 11,413, killed and wounded in battle, 31.8 percent were soldiers of Ohio. Fully
Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker
View looking northwest of the historical marker, in the left foreground just to the left of the artillery field piece, and in front of the Ohio Monument.
150 Ohio officers commended in orders for distinguished conduct.
 
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-249.)
 
Location. 35° 1.685′ N, 85° 15.49′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road 0.1 miles south of Ridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This tablet is located on Missionary Ridge, along South Crest Road, in the Ohio Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Missionary Ridge Battlefield - Ohio Reservation/1934 Map 124-1". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Artillery (here, next to this marker); Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery (here, next to this marker); Ohio at Chattanooga (here, next to this marker); 3rd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 3d Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 4th Ohio Cavalry (Battalion) (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to
Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker
Another view of the historical marker, just to the left of the artillery field piece and in front of the Ohio Monument.
the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “4' x 3' bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low block stone stand. Describes activities of Ohio units during Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-21, 1863.”
 
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 August 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. Ohio at Chickamauga. Marker
A more distant view looking west of the Ohio Monument with the featured historical marker located to the far left of the left artillery field piece.
Ohio Reservation image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
5. Ohio Reservation
View of the Ohio Reservation sign erected by the National Park Service, with the featured historical marker being located beyond this sign near the western crest of Missionary Ridge and the Ohio Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 665 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016.
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