Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
6th Ohio Infantry
Text on the front side of the monument:
Text on the back side of the monument:
This Regiment was organized at Cincinnati, April 19, 1861, for three months. Reorganized June 18, 1861, for three years, went into action here Colonel Nicholas L. Anderson commanding, at 12:30 p.m. September 19, 1863. After several hours the troops to the right gave way and it was ordered to the right and rear to their support, and went into action again near the Brotherton House.
September 20, about 7:00 a.m. was in double column in reserve with the Brigade in Kelly's Field. Between 9:00 and 10:00 a.m. was ordered to reinforce the troops on the left of Baird's Division: about 2:00 p.m. went into position behind the barricades east of the south end of Kelly's Field; remained in this position till ordered to retire to Rossville. Colonel Anderson was wounded on the 19th the command thereafter devolved on Major Erwin.
Number engaged 354: Loss, killed 13: wounded 102: captured or
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-952.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.071′ N, 85° 15.406′ 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 trail. 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. Robertson's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Gen. Bushrod R. Johnson (within shouting distance of this marker); Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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, “6' x 6' x 16'6", the monument consists of granite soldier at parade rest on an elaborate pedestal. Double-step rock-faced base; mid-section articulated with blind arches; state seal in peaked cap; castellations below sculpted soldier."
The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of this monument and Thomas W. Fox of Cincinnati, Ohio 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 Numbering System).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 16, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.