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

15th Ohio Infantry

Willich's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
1. 15th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
15th Regiment
Ohio Infantry,
Willich's
Brigade.
11:00 a.m. to
5:30 p.m.
September 20,
1863.

 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-966.)
 
Location. 34° 55.838′ N, 85° 15.53′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Poe Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, in the Kelly Field. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery
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By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
2. 15th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on this marker.
(about 300 feet away); 2nd Minnesota Infantry (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 300 feet away); 87th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map 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 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position on Kelly Field on September 20, 1863, from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m."

In locating 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 marker 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).”
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
15th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
3. 15th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker in the Kelly Field, looking northwest towards the Battery A, 1st Ohio monument.
15th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 14, 2018
4. 15th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker in the Kelly Field.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 22, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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