Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
93rd Ohio Infantry
— Johnson's Division —
Raised Letter Inscription Portion of Text:
3rd. Brigade, 2nd. Division
20th Army Corps.
Plaque Affixed to Monument Portion of Text:
Johnson's Division, during the battles on the 19th. and 20th. days of September 1863, constituted a part of the command of General George Thomas. This Regiment, Colonel Hiram Strong commanding, became engaged after 12:00 M. September 19th. about one half mile west of this position. Arrived here about 3:00 p.m. after a contest, first with Jackson's, and then with Maney's Brigades of Cheatham's Division. Joined here in the resistance to the attack of Cleburne's Division from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. for the position occupied by the Regiment on the 20th. from daylight until ordered to retire in the evening. See tablet erected about 126o yards west of this monument. The Regiment lost in the battle 100 men, in killed, wounded and missing, being 33 per.cent of its aggregate strength. Colonel Hiram Strong of Dayton, Ohio, its gallant commander, was mortally wounded on Saturday the 19th.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.58′ N, 85° 14.483′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey Field. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, "Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Winfrey Field, map site #99". 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. Baldwin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument (about 300 feet away); 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 300 feet away); 4th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); 38th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); Semple's Alabama Battery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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 marker and the marker'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).”
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, this monument is a, “15'8" obelisk on 6' square smooth-faced base. Sloped pedestal supports smooth-faced shaft with narrow rock-faced bands. Raised lettering on pedestal, and bronze tablet and state seal on shaft."
The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of this monument and the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island as being the Architect of this monument.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 95 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.