Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
1st Ohio Light
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-914.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.44′ N, 85° 15.142′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along a secondary park hiking trail, that branches off from a primary park hiking trail, that runs east from Battleline Road, starting at the Texas State Monument. 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. Willich's Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 49th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 1st Ohio Infantry (about Dodge's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Cleburne's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); Scogin's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Scogin's Georgia Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1st and 27th Tennessee Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 marker is, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. ..."
With regards to the location of this marker, my experience was that it was difficult to find, because the secondary park trail that led to this marker was not well maintained. In fact, I couldn't even tell that there was a trail. So this marker is located within view of the south side of the primary park hiking trail, but during the summer months at least (which is when I visited this site), it is greatly obscured by the summer foliage. So much so that I missed it completely my first time down the trail, and almost missed it again on my return trip along the trail.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 75 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.