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

18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery

1st Brigade - 1st Division

 

—Reserve Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Front view of the historical monument.
Inscription. [Text on Front Side]:

18th Battery,
Ohio Light Artillery,

1st. Brigade, 1st Division.
Reserve Corps.
[Text on Back Side]:

This battery, Capt. Charles C. Aleshire
commanding, moved with the brigade
Sept. 18th. 1863, engaging the enemy
on the road leading from Rossville
to Ringgold. Was in position near
McAfee's Church till 10:00 A.M.
Sept. 20th, when it followed the
brigade to the battle field.
Late in the afternoon, one section
went into action at this point
and assisted in repelling the
last assault of the
enemy on this part of the line.
Loss, 2 officers, and 10 men
wounded.

 
Erected by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number 938.)
 
Location. 34° 55.8′ N, 85° 15.997′ 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, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front of the monument.
in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. 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. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. (here, next to this marker); 124th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker'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
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close up view of the seal of the State of Ohio that is displayed on the front of the historical monument.
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Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
5. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
6. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Distant view of the historical monument looking east.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
7. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the historical monument looking southwest towards the Snodgrass House.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
8. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Distant view of the historical marker looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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