Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
2nd Ohio Infantry
—Baird's Division —
Scribner's Brigade, Baird's Division.
14th. Army Corps.
Text on the Right Side of the Monument:
This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Obadiah C. Maxwell commanding, was on the left in the front line of battle, in the advance made by the brigade on the forenoon of September 19th, 1863. It participated in the advance made by the brigade about one mile east of this position, taking fifteen or twenty prisoners. Afterwards it encountered a part of Cheatham's Division about 12:00 M. and was forced to retire in some disorder, and was reformed on the Rossville Road.
Text on the left Side of the Monument:
September 20th the regiment occupied this position throughout the day successfully holding the line, in the execution of the order to retire about sundown, it became involved on its flanks and lost some prisoners. Number engaged 18 officers; 394 men; total 412. Loss, killed 9; wounded 50; captured or missing 122; total 181. Among the wounded were Lieutenant Colonel Maxwell and Major Beatty.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-950.)
Location. 34° 55.976′ Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located at the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road, map site #55”. 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. Baird's Division (here, next to this marker); 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 33rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Maney's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Scribner's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker.
The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of this monument and the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island as being the Architect.
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 April 4, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 198 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 24, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.