Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
1st Ohio Light Artillery.
21st Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
This Battery, 1st Lieutenant Norman A. Baldwin commanding, was engaged with its Brigade near South end of Brock Field, from 12:30 to 3:00 P.M. September 19th, 1863. At 5:30 P.M. it went into action a little North-east of Poe House, and assisted in the repulse of the troops that had crossed the Rossville Road.
September 20th, 1863, occupied this position throughout the battle. Number engaged 2 Officers, 126 Men. Loss, Killed 1: Wounded 8: Missing 4, Horses disabled and killed 13. Guns disabled and abandoned 2. Rounds fired 1145.
This Battery was organized by Captain William E. Standart. Mustered in at Cincinnati, October 1861. Re-enlisted January 1864. Mustered out at Cleveland, Ohio, July 22, 1865.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-918.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.683′ N, 85° 15.347′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders 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 about two thirds of the way through the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located along Battleline Road in the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #122”. 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. A different marker also named Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Palmer's Division (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Cruft's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 124th 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' x 3' x 10', the monument is a single curved-top block on a rectangular base. Front of block has relief sculpture of artilleryman with sponge and raised lettering above; rear has state seal. Marks unit's position east of Kelly Field.”
The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 310 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.