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

13th Ohio Infantry

Dick's Brigade

— Van Cleve's Division —

 
 
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
1. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

13th Ohio Infantry,
Dick's Brigade, Van Cleve's Division,
21st Army Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Elhanon M. Mast commanding, became heavily engaged in this position about 3:00 P.M. September 19th, 1863. About 4:00 P.M. being simultaneously assailed in front and on the right flank, it was forced to retire and rallied on the ridge west of the road. It was soon again forced to retire and reformed on the hill west of the Crawfish Springs Road; Lieutenant Colonel Mast being killed and Major Snider wounded, the command devolved thereafter on Captain Cosgrove.

September 20th, 1863, about 12:00 M. the Regiment was broken. About 100 men under Captain Cosgrove with the colors, afterward rallied and fought till the close of the battle, on the hill to the south-west of the Snodgrass House.

Loss, killed 5; wounded 47; captured or missing 22; total 74.
 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-962.)
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Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.922′ N, 85° 15.545′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate walking distance south of one of the park's secondary east to west roadways, along a marked park walking/horse trail. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods along the horse trail south of Brotherton Road, map site #225.". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Cleve's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 38th Tennessee Infantry/Murray's Battalion (about 400 feet away); S. Beatty's Brigade
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
2. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the "bronze bas-relief artwork, that depicts the combat action that this regiment saw from this position."
(about 400 feet away); Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 400 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, “7'6" x 3'6" x 8'6", monument has double-slab rock-faced base supporting smooth-faced block that frames a bronze relief tableau depicting a battle scene. Bronze state seal on rear. Located 400' east of Brotherton Field."

The National Park Service also identifies Maurice J. Power and C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptors of this monument and J. F. Harder as being the Architect.

In locating this monument 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
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
3. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
Numbering System).”
 
Regarding 13th Ohio Infantry. It should be noted that this monument displays a bronze bas-relief artwork, that depicts the combat action that this regiment saw from this position.

When discussing Battlefield Monuments, the National Park Service offers this special insight: "Of special interest are bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans' eyewitness accounts. Because there are no photographs of the fighting, these plaques are among the best visual records of the battles."
 
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
4. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
5. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking west from the walking/horse trail, along a short secondary trail, that leads to the monument.
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
6. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking west from midway along a short, secondary, walking trail, of the featured monument.
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
7. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the monument in the clearing at the end of a short secondary trail.
13th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 29, 2018
8. 13th Ohio Infantry Marker
Another view, looking northeast, of the monument in the clearing at the end of a short secondary trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 15, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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