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

Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Stanley's Brigade

 

Negley's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Schultz's
Battery
—— M ——
1st, Ohio light Artillery
Stanley's Brigade
Negley's Division

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.)
 
Location. 34° 55.489′ N, 85° 16.037′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the left when traveling west. This tablet
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, on a hill in the north east corner of Dyer Field. Parking is available where the Vittetoe Road is blocked to cars and becomes a park trail. The tablet is also visible to the west of the parking area for the South Carolina State Monument that is off the Glenn-Kelly Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the monument is, "... located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the South Carolina Monument, map site #168.”. 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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument, looking north, towards the South Carolina Monument, and in the distant background, towards Snodgrass Hill.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
5. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument, looking south, towards the Dyer Field.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
6. Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View looking east, with the featured monument in the middle, and the Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery tablet on the left, and the Harker's Brigade tablet on the right.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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