Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
33rd Ohio Infantry
—Baird's Division —
Colonel Oscar F. Moore, Commanding.
Scribner's Brigade, Baird's Division.
14th Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Organized at Camp Morrow, Portsmouth, Ohio, August 27th, 1861, Joshua W. Sill, Colonel, Oscar F. Moore, Lieutenant Colonel, Joshua V. Robinson, Major.
The Regiment on September 19th, 1863, with its Brigade, was engaged about a mile a little South of East of this position, first with Wilson's Brigade, and then with Liddell's Division, taking some prisoners. About 12:00 M., after the withdrawal of those troops, it was struck by Jackson's Brigade of Cheatham's Division, and was forced to retire and was not rallied until it reached the State Road, where being reformed, it advanced with the Brigade to the left of General Johnson's Command, near Reed's House, and took part in the night fight.
September 20th, it occupied this position throughout the battle, repulsing all assaults upon its front. Near sundown, while attempting to execute the order to retire, while an attack of the enemy was in progress, a portion of the regiment was captured. Loss 160.
Erected by State of Ohio. (Marker Number 985.)
Location. 34° 55.962′ N, 85° 15.318′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. 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. Scribner's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baird's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 94th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th US Infantry (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
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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