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

14th Ohio Infantry

Croxton's Brigade

 

—Brannan's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 14th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
14th. Regiment
Ohio Infantry,
Croxton's
Brigade.
10:00 A.M. to
11:30 A.M.
September 19,
1863.

 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-964.)
 
Location. 34° 55.688′ N, 85° 14.23′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This marker is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, in woods north of Brotherton Road, just a very short distance off of a park horse trail. 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. 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 700 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (about 700 feet away);
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 14th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
30th Georgia Infantry (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Howell's Georgia Battery (about 700 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, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position at the northeast of Winfrey Field on September 19, 1863, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m."

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 tablet and the tablet'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).”
 
Regarding 14th Ohio Infantry. Being a long time resident of Toledo, Ohio, having been born and raised here, I have to take a particular interest in the 14th Ohio. When President Lincoln initially called
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 14th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking south along the park horse trail, of the marker, seen just off to the right of the main trail.
for troops this regiment was raised in Toledo by what would become Toledo's most prominent hometown Civil War hero, General James Blair Steedman (one of the few Union heroes from the Battle of Chickamauga). The 14th Ohio then went into camp at Cleveland, just twelve days after the fall of Fort Sumter and began its long and distinguished Civil War tour of duty, including this action here at Chickamauga.
 
Also see . . .
1. 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 October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This is a link to information posted by Kathleen Jones regarding the men of the "Old Fourteenth," northwest Ohio's first regiment raised for the Civil War. (Submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. 14th Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information on Ohio in the Civil War compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

4. Henry D. Kingsbury. This is a link to information posted by Kathleen Jones regarding Henry D. Kingsbury, the commanding officer of the "Old Fourteenth" at Chickamauga and on Missionary Ridge. (Submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
14th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 14th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker, seen just off of the main horse trail, looking southeast.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 14th Ohio Infantry Marker
A close-up look at the backside of the marker, seen in an overgrown clearing, just off the main horse trail.
14th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 14th Ohio Infantry Marker
A close-up look at the frontside of the marker, seen in an overgrown clearing, with a view of the main horse trail just off to the northwest.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 24, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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