Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
—Palmer's Division —
1st Ohio Light
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-920.)
Location. 34° 55.052′ N, 85° 15.131′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road near LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate distance off one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, just south the Brock Field and into the woods, along one of the park's many walking trails. The marker is located in the woods at the south west corner of Brock’s Field. A path leads from the blue plaque for Turchin's Brigade (USA) to the marker. 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. Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); 29th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away); 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away); 4th & 5th Tennessee Infantry (about 400 feet away); Strahl's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 90th Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This is a standard Ohio marker, built in 1894. It is a 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks unit's position west of Brock Field on September 19, 1863, from 12:30 to 3:30 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).”
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker (MT-920). This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Categories. • Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 32 times since then. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 21, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.