Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
24th Ohio Infantry
Text on the Front Side of Monument:
2ist Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side of Monument:
September 19th, 1863, this Regiment Colonel Daniel J. Higgins commanding was successfully engaged near this point from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. The fighting having ceased on its front for about an hour; at 4:30 P.M. it was removed to its right and rear to the support of Van Cleve's Division. It became involved in the break that then occurred and retired to the LaFayette Road near the Poe House.
September 20th, the Regiment with its Brigade was in reserve in the south part of Kelly Field: about 9:00 A.M. it was sent to the left of Baird's Division, and was there hotly engaged: it returned under order and took a position behind the barricades east of the south end of the Kelly Field, about 3:00 P.M. and occupied it till it received the final order to retire.
Number engaged; officers 19: enlisted men 253: total 277: loss, killed 3: wounded 60: captured or missing 16: total
This Regiment was organized May 29th, 1861: was mustered out of service June 24, 1864.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-978.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.111′ N, 85° 15.276′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the park roadways. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Monument locate within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Brotherton Road, map site #200.". 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. Grose's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 31st Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Humphreys' Brigade (about 300 feet away); McLaw's Division (about 300 feet away); Kershaw's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 75th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Hood's DivisionBenning's Brigade (about 500 feet 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 marker is a, “6'4" x 4' x 14' high, monument (that) has a rock-faced base and pedestal. Shaft has carved portion depicting rifles, a pack, & a flag, above which is an arch, a bronze state seal, and triangular cap."
The National Park Service further states that Thomas W. Fox, of Cincinnati was the Architect of this monument while C. H. Niehaus was the Sculptor.
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 tablet and the tablet'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 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 13, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on September 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.