Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
10th Ohio Infantry
— Department of the Cumberland —
Text from the back side of the Monument:
The 10th Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in June 1861, by Colonel, afterward General William H. Lytle. Was commanded at Chickamauga by Lieutenant Colonel William M. Ward, and was on duty at General Head-Quarters, Army of the Cumberland till the right wing of the army was broken and driven back, after which in co-operation with General Davis and others it performed valuable services along the Crawfish Springs road till the fighting ended. Occupied this position up to about 11:00 a.m. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-958.)
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° 54.458′ N, 85° 16.379′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial is on Glenn-Viniard 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. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (here, next to this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (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 marker is a monument that was designed by Thomas W. Fox, and the monument is, “6' x 6' x 13' monument has double-step rock-faced base, inscribed shaft with rock-faced quoins, and castellated crown. At very top is stone sculpture of a flag-draped drum."
In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 57 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location."
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 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 210 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.