Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
59th Ohio Infantry
Van Cleve's Division
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
Vn Cleve's Division,
21st. Army Corps
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
The 59th Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Granville A. Frambes commanding, was heavily engaged in this position September 19th, 1863, from 3:00 p.m. till 4:30 p.m. in resisting the successive attacks of Brown's and Bates' Brigades, Stewart's Division. Being at the same time assailed on its right flank by Fulton's Brigade, it was forced to retire to the ridge about 500 yards west of the road, where, after a brief resistance, it was forced to retire and reformed on the hill near Crawfish Springs Road. September 20th. After a brief engagement to the left and rear of this position, the Regiment became separated from the left of the army and was forced from the field. Loss, killed 7; wounded 41; captured or missing 50; total 78.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1008.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.816′ N, 85° 15.508′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road south of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south. 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 that is in the woods east of the LaFayette Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, map site #225". 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. 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 68th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); Deas' Brigade (about 500 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about 600 feet away); 13th Ohio Infantry (about 700 feet away); Carnes' Tennessee Battery (about 700 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, the monument is, “14' high on 6' square battered base, the monument is a rock-faced obelisk with a smooth-faced lettered panel in its middle section and a bronze state seal below. Marks unit's position east of Brotherton House."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 128 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on August 24, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.