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

20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery

Dodge’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division

 
 
20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
1. 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument
Inscription.  (front)
20th.
Independent Battery, O.L.A.,
Dodge’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division,
20th Army Corps.

(rear)
This battery Capt. Edward Grosskopff commanding, with its brigade was held in reserve on Sept. 19th, 1863, till about 12:00 N, when it advanced into action with the brigade. The ground not being favorable for the use of the artillery, its advance was impeded by woods and fallen timber. The battery went into action whenever opportunity offered. Was engaged in this position on Sept. 20th. Loss, wounded 2, missing 2.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-942.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.716′ N, 85° 15.496′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from Battleline Road, 0.4 miles south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located on the south eastern edge of Kelly’s Field near the tree line.
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It can be reached from either Battleline Road, or from the LaFeyette Highway. From Battleline Road, park near the monuments to the 10th and 64th Indiana Infantry Regiments. A path will lead through the tree line. Pass the shell monument to Col. Edward A. King (USA). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker); Edward A. King Memorial Shell Monument (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 19th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); Route of Croxton's Brigade (about 500 feet away); To the Opening of the Battle (about 500 feet away); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); Battery M, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Regarding 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. The battery was in active service from October 29, 1862, to July 19, 1865.

This monument was built in 1894, C, H, Niehaus, was the sculptor. The monument is 5' x 5' x 8'6" obelisk on tapered pedestal and slab base. Pedestal has raised lettering, and shaft has crossed cannon tubes in a circular medallion within rock-faced block. Located in Kelly Field.
 
Related marker.
20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
2. 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument
Looking north towards the back of the monument. The blue marker in front is the 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker.
Click here for another marker that is related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. 20th Ohio Independent Battery. (Submitted on May 26, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park. National Park Service (Submitted on May 27, 2017.) 
 
20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
3. 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Marker
20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
4. 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear)
20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
5. 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear)
Kelly's Field, Chickamauga National Battlefield image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
6. Kelly's Field, Chickamauga National Battlefield
Looking north east from the south west corner of Kelly's Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 27, 2017. It was originally submitted on May 26, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 287 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on May 26, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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