Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
33rd Ohio Infantry
— Baird's Division —
Colonel Oscar F. Moore, Commanding.
Scribner's Brigade, Baird's Division.
14th Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Organized at Camp Morrow, Portsmouth, Ohio, August 27th, 1861, Joshua W. Sill, Colonel, Oscar F. Moore, Lieutenant Colonel, Joshua V. Robinson, Major.
The Regiment on September 19th, 1863, with its Brigade, was engaged about a mile a little South of East of this position, first with Wilson's Brigade, and then with Liddell's Division, taking some prisoners. About 12:00 M., after the withdrawal of those troops, it was struck by Jackson's Brigade of Cheatham's Division, and was forced to retire and was not rallied until it reached the State Road, where being reformed, it advanced with the Brigade to the left of General Johnson's Command, near Reed's House, and took part in the night fight.
September 20th, it occupied this position throughout the battle, repulsing all assaults upon its front. Near sundown, while attempting to execute the order to
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-985.)
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° 55.962′ N, 85° 15.318′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road, map site #55”. 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. Scribner's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 3rd and 5th Confederate Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baird's Division94th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th United States Infantry (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 Service, the monument is, “This 8' x 4' x 10', 5-part monument has rock-faced base; lettered smooth-faced pedestal; rock-faced shaft with bronze relief panel of battle scene; round-topped cap incorporating bronze state seal; and large sculpted acorn finial.”
The National Park Service also identifies A. O’Connor and C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptors of this monument and the E. F. Carr Company of Quincy, Massachusetts as being the Architect.
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).”
Regarding 33rd 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 position.
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 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 25, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.