Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
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1st, Ohio light Artillery
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
September 19th, 1863, a part of the Battery with General Beatty's Command engaged the enemy at Glass' Mill till 2:00 P.M. when the whole Battery moved to this field, and late in the day fired ten rounds of canister from a hill south of Dyer's House.
September 20th, near 12:00 M. opened fire from this position and and maintained it for a short time.
September 21st, was in position near Rossville firing at the enemy.
Loss, 4 wounded.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-933.)
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° 55.489′ N, 85° 16.037′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker 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. A different marker also named Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Harker's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); South Carolina State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Kershaw's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garrity's Alabama Battery (about 600 feet away); 7th Indiana 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 monument is, “11'4" high on 7'6" square base, the monument is a squat obelisk on a two-step base. Top step and shaft have raised lettering; bronze state seal is set in rock-faced panel at top.” The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of 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 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.