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

26th Ohio Infantry

Buell's Brigade

 

Wood's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
26th. Regiment
Ohio Infantry,
Buell's Brigade
12: M.
September 20,
1863.

 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-981.)
 
Location. 34° 55.361′ N, 85° 16.133′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is located on the high ground on the west side of the Dyer Field and is best reached from the hiking trail that runs south off Snodgrass Hill. 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. 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery
26th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 7th Indiana 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 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position on Dyer Field on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 midnight."

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 Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
26th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the marker, in the foreground, looking west, with a distant view of the 3rd Wisconsin Battery marker and tablet situated up on the treeline.
26th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View looking north (towards Snodgrass Hill), of the marker, situated on the western high grounds of the Dyer Field.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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