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

98th Ohio Infantry

2nd Brigade - Mitchell

— 1st Division —

 
 
98th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. 98th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
Inscription.  Text on Front Side of Monument:

98th.
Ohio
Infantry.

2nd Brigade.
1st Division.
Reserve Corps.

Text on Back Side of Monument:

This regiment arrived
on the field Sept. 20th
1863, about 1:30 P.M.
It went into action about
2:00 P.M. Being on the left of
the first line of the Brigade
it gained this position
by assault and occupied
and held it until 6:00 P.M.

 
Erected 1890 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1026.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.622′ N, 85° 16.374′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of
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the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.2 of a mile, to the lowlands just beyond the high ground on Hill #3, and just in the woods off of the park trail. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield on Horseshoe Ridge, map site #153”. 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 Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps. (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
98th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. 98th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the historical monument.
Service, the monument is, “5' square at base & 9' high, monument has rock-faced base, battered pedestal with bronze state seal, smooth raised lettered shaft framed by rock-faced slabs & carved crossed swords & laurel wreath in cap.”

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.

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).”
 
98th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. 98th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historical monument.
98th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. 98th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking south, of the historical monument, located in the woods off of the park trail, and in the background, to the right of the monument, there is a view of a Tennessee regimental monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 456 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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