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

24th Ohio Infantry

Grose's Brigade

 

—Palmer's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on the Front Side of Monument:

24th Ohio
Infantry,
Grose's
Brigade,
Palmer's
Division,
2ist Army Corps.

Text on the Back Side of Monument:

September 19th, 1863, this Regiment Colonel Daniel J. Higgins commanding was successfully engaged near this point from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. The fighting having ceased on its front for about an hour; at 4:30 P.M. it was removed to its right and rear to the support of Van Cleve's Division. It became involved in the break that then occurred and retired to the LaFayette Road near the Poe House.

September 20th, the Regiment with its Brigade was in reserve in the south part of Kelly Field: about 9:00 A.M. it was sent to the left of Baird's Division, and was there hotly engaged: it returned under order and took a position behind the barricades east of the south end of the Kelly Field, about 3:00 P.M. and occupied it till it received the final order to retire.

Number engaged; officers 19: enlisted men 253: total 277: loss, killed 3: wounded 60: captured or missing 16: total 79. The greater part of which occurred on the 19th.
This Regiment was organized May 29th, 1861: was mustered out of service June 24, 1864.
 
Erected
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-978.)
 
Location. 34° 55.198′ N, 85° 15.276′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Monument locate within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Brotherton Road, map site #200.". 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 Indiana (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grose's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); McLaw's Division (about 600 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Humphrey's Brigade (about 600 feet away); Palmer's Division (about 600 feet away); Cruft's Brigade (about 700 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 marker is a, “6'4" x 4' x 14' high, monument (that)
24th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
has a rock-faced base and pedestal. Shaft has carved portion depicting rifles, a pack, & a flag, above which is an arch, a bronze state seal, and triangular cap."

The National Park Service further states that Thomas W. Fox, of Cincinnati was the Architect of this monument while C. H. Niehaus was the Sculptor.

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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).”
 
Also see . . .  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 September 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking east along the Brotherton Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
6. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument, as seen looking south, from the Brotherton Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
7. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking west along Brotherton Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
8. 24th Ohio Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 14, 2016.
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