Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
99th Ohio Infantry
—Van Cleve's Division —
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division
21st Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
This regiment, Colonel Peter T. Swaine commanding, moved with the brigade into action September 19, 1863, at 3:30 P.M., advancing in an easterly direction from this point, through a dense woods; was attacked by a superior force on front and flank; after a spirited battle, lasting till near 5:30 P.M. was forced to retire, which was done in good order.
September 20, at 10:30 A.M. engaged the enemy near General Baird's left, at the north end of Kelly's Field, maintaining position there until the Army retired to Rossville at night.
Loss, killed 3; wounded 30; captured or missing 24; total 57.
Erected by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number 1027.)
Location. 34° 53.852′ N, 85° 15.726′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (U.S. 27), on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); 51st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Barnes' Brigade (about 400 feet away); 35th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Fourth Michigan Cavalry (about 600 feet away); Laiboldt's Brigade (approx. 0.8 miles away); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.9 miles away). 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 System)."
Regarding 99th Ohio Infantry. It should be noted that this monument displays a bronze bas-relief artwork, that depicts the combat action that this regiment saw from this position.
When discussing Battlefield Monuments, the National Park Service offers this special insight: "Of special interest are bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans' eyewitness accounts. Because there are no photographs of the fighting, these plaques are among the best visual records of the battles."
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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