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

89th Ohio Infantry

Turchin's Brigade - Reynolds’ Division

 

—14th Army Corps —

 
89th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. 89th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription. [Front Side of Marker]

89th. Ohio Infantry
Turchin's Brigade,
Reynolds Division,
14th Army Corps.

[Reverse Side of Marker]

This regiment, Col. Caleb H. Carlton and capt. Isaac Nelson commanding, being temporarily detached from its Brigade, was on Sept. 19th, 1863, assigned to Whitaker's Brig. Steedman's Div. Reserve Corps. About 2:00 P.M. Sept. 20th, 1863, it participated with that Brigade in the assualt on this position, which it occupied and held until night. The withdrawal of the troops on its right after dark, without notice, resulted in the capture of a large part of the Regiment.
Loss, Killed 19; Wounded 63; Captured or Missing 171; Total 253.
The regiment was organized Aug. 26th, 1862, for three years.
 
Erected by State of Ohio.
 
Location. 34° 55.633′ N, 85° 16.313′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. 89th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the front side of the historical marker.
known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #3 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.2 of a mile, to the high ground on Hill #3. 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. 22nd Michigan Infantry (here, next to this marker); Headquarters Reserve Corps (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker’s Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); 115th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Regiment South Carolina Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 84th Regiment Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Regarding 89th Ohio Infantry. The 89th Ohio Infantry was part of the forward brigade (Whitaker's Brigade) of Steedman's Division which arrived at the Union position on Snodgrass Hill at the critical moment of the battle. When directed to provide support for the Union right
89th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. 89th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the reverse side of the historical marker.
flank, Steedman directed Whitaker's Brigade to rush up to crest of the ridge, arriving just in time to drive off the Confederate forces that were on the verge of flanking the beleaguered 21st OVI, situated on what had been the extreme right flank of the Union line of battle.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
89th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. 89th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker at its location next to the site of the Headquarters of the Reserve Corps, on the extreme right flank of the Union line of battle on Snodgrass Hill.
89th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
5. 89th Ohio Infantry Marker
View looking east, from the Headquarters of the Reserve Corp marker, along the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill. The historical marker is in the left background and the trail in the center of the picture leads off into the woods where the 21st OVI was located.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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