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

18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery

1st Brigade - 1st Division

 

—Reserve Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Front view of the historical monument.
Inscription. [Text on Front Side]:

18th Battery,
Ohio Light Artillery,

1st. Brigade, 1st Division.
Reserve Corps.
[Text on Back Side]:

This battery, Capt. Charles C. Aleshire
commanding, moved with the brigade
Sept. 18th. 1863, engaging the enemy
on the road leading from Rossville
to Ringgold. Was in position near
McAfee's Church till 10:00 A.M.
Sept. 20th, when it followed the
brigade to the battle field.
Late in the afternoon, one section
went into action at this point
and assisted in repelling the
last assault of the
enemy on this part of the line.
Loss, 2 officers, and 10 men
wounded.

 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-938.)
 
Location. 34° 55.8′ N, 85° 15.997′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front of the monument.
area in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #146”. 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. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. (here, next to this marker); 124th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 monument is, “5'6" x 4'3" x 8'6", the monument has a tapered rock-faced pedestal, a smooth-faced shaft with raised lettering, and a rock-faced capstone. Bronze state seal in
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close up view of the seal of the State of Ohio that is displayed on the front of the historical monument.
pedestal; bronze cannon tubes on sides. Marks unit's position on Snodgrass Hill.”

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument 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 . . .  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 April 12, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
5. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
6. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Distant view of the historical monument looking east.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
7. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the historical monument looking southwest towards the Snodgrass House.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
8. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Distant view of the historical marker looking north.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 9, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 285 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 11, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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