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

Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Willich's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
1. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  Text in raised stone lettering:

Captain Goodspeed's Battery A.,
1861 to 1865.
1st. Ohio Light Artillery.
Willich's Brigade, Johnson's Division.
20th. Army Corps.

Text from affixed bronze plaque:

Battery A, First Ohio Light Artillery, organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, September 1861; mustered out at Cleveland, Ohio, July, 1865. At 12, M. September 19th. 1863, this Battery advanced in an easterly direction from the southeast corner of this field with the Brigade, engaging the enemy and going forward more than a mile. Was present and took part, resisting the night assault led by General Pat. Cleburne, returning to this field at a late hour, bivouacked in the southeast corner for the night. September 20th. at about half past 9 a.m. moved to this position;at 10 a.m. the enemy advanced in force under General Breckinridge from the north, endangering the flank and rear of the army; the Battery changed front to face the advancing lines, firing double-shotted canister into their ranks and turning them back when within fifty yards of the guns; remained actively engaged
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
2. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of text from affixed bronze plaque.
in different parts of the field throughout the day, retiring with the army at night. Lost in action 20 men. Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Captain commanding.
 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-913.)
 
Location. 34° 55.797′ N, 85° 15.547′ 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Kelly Field north of the Kelly Cabin, map site #64". 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. A different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (a few steps from this marker); Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Ohio Infantry
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
3. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 18th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 600 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, “9' x 6' x 8' high, the monument has a rock-faced slab on a two-step base. Slab has bronze inscription tablet; bronze cannon tube rests on top step. Smooth-faced, lettered pediment caps monument. 300' north of Kelly House."

In locating this monument 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 monument and the monument'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 August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
4. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the featured monument along with the nearby accompanying tablet seen in the foreground.
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
5. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the featured monument, along with its accompanying 4 artillery pieces, situated in the Kelly Field.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 13, 2018
6. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Another view of the featured monument, and accompanying field pieces, situated in the Kelly Field.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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