Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
14th Ohio Infantry
—Brannan's Division —
2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 14th Army Corps.
Text on bronze plaque:
This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Henry D. Kingsbury commanding, engaged the enemy early September 19th, 1863, on the right of the brigade Jay's Saw-mill and continued in action until the brigade was relieved about 11:30 A.M. Its loss during the day was 29 killed, 137 wounded, and 31 missing. September 20th, it occupied this position until 12:00 M, when it was broken by the enemy penetrating our lines to the right.It was not reformed again as a regiment: but detachments rallied and fought on Snodgrass Ridge till night. Total loss in the engagement, killed 35; wounded 167; captured or missing 43.
Written in faint letters across the top of the plaque:
Halo text at top of plaque, around the head of officer:
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-963.)
Location. 34° 55.337′ N, 85° 15.74′ W. Marker is near Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located in the Chickamauga Battlefield along Poe Road, map site #138". 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. 31st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Mix-up in the Union Command (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Light Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 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 monument was designed by Maurice J. Power
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 System)."
Regarding 14th Ohio Infantry. Being a long time resident of Toledo, Ohio, having been born and raised here, I have to take a particular interest in the 14th Ohio. When President Lincoln initially called for troops this regiment was raised in Toledo by what would become Toledo's most prominent hometown Civil War hero, General James Blair Steedman (one of the few Union heroes from the Battle of Chickamauga). The 14th Ohio then went into camp at Cleveland, just twelve days after the fall of Fort Sumter and began its long and distinguished Civil War tour of duty, including this action here
Also see . . .
1. 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This is a link to information posted by Kathleen Jones regarding the men of the "Old Fourteenth," northwest Ohio's first regiment raised for the Civil War. (Submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 14th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information on Ohio in the Civil War compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. Henry D. Kingsbury. This is a link to information posted by Kathleen Jones regarding Henry D. Kingsbury, the commanding officer of the "Old Fourteenth" on Missionary Ridge. (Submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. 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 October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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