Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery
Text from the front side of the Monument:
1st Ohio Light Artillery
Hazen's Brigade, Palmer's Division
21st Army Corps.
Text from the back side of the Monument:
This Battery was engaged September 19th, 1863, with Hazen's Brigade in the Brock Field from 12:30 till 3:00 P.M. when it was relieved and ordered to retire to the Rossville Road. Between 5:00 and 6:00 P.M. it went into action a little North-east of Poe House.
September 20th, it occupied this position from daylight till 3:30 P.M. It was then ordered into position near Kelly House, facing south. It remained in that position until ordered to retire to Rossville.
Loss, Killed One Commissioned Officer and One Enlisted Man; Wounded 8; Missing 2; Total 12.
2 horses killed and 2 wounded.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-926.)
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° 55.626′ N, 85° 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. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Texas State Monument (a few steps from this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Ohio 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, “5'9" x 3'9" x 8'6"; two-part rock-faced pedestal on rock-faced base supports smooth-fronted slab carrying bronze relief of a battery in action. State seal and two cannons balls at top.”
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 Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery. 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
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 262 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.