Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
99th Ohio Infantry
— Van Cleve's Division —
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division
21st Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
This regiment, Colonel Peter T. Swaine commanding, moved with the brigade into action September 19, 1863, at 3:30 P.M., advancing in an easterly direction from this point, through a dense woods; was attacked by a superior force on front and flank; after a spirited battle, lasting till near 5:30 P.M. was forced to retire, which was done in good order.
September 20, at 10:30 A.M. engaged the enemy near General Baird's left, at the north end of Kelly's Field, maintaining position there until the Army retired to Rossville at night.
Loss, killed 3; wounded 30; captured or missing 24; total 57.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1027.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 53.852′ N, 85° 15.726′ 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 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about 300 feet away); 51st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Barnes' Brigade (about 400 feet away); 35th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 4th Michigan Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 73rd Illinois Infantry (about 800 feet away); Laiboldt's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles 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 monument is, “On a rectangular rock-faced base is a smooth tapered slab bearing a rectangular bronze relief panel of a battlefield scene. Bronze state seal and bronze inscription tablet are affixed to rear.Dimensions are 4'11" x 3' x 8' high.”
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument 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)."
Regarding 99th Ohio Infantry. It should be noted that this monument displays a bronze bas-relief artwork, that depicts the combat action that this regiment saw from this
When discussing Battlefield Monuments, the National Park Service offers this special insight: "Of special interest are bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans' eyewitness accounts. Because there are no photographs of the fighting, these plaques are among the best visual records of the battles."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 324 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.