Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters
Army of the
Text from the back side of the Monument:
Fifth Independent Company, Captain Gresham M. Barber; enrolled and mustered at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, December 5, 1862.
Sixth Independent Company, Lieutenant James H. Reed; enrolled and mustered at Camp Cleveland, December 30, 1862.
Seventh Independent Company, Captain Watson C. Squire; enrolled and mustered at Camp Cleveland, January 27, 1863.
During September 19, 1863, these companies were together at Crawfish Springs and the Widow Glenn's house.
On September 20, they were at the Widow Glenn's, and on the Crawfish Springs Road north of that point.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-949.)
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° 54.461′ N, 85° 16.379′ W. Marker is near Fort OglethorpeTouch 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. 10th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (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); 22nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted 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 marker is a monument that was designed by the Vermont Granite Company, of Barre, Vermont, and sculpted by C. H. Niehaus, and the monument is, “6' x 5' x 10' high, monument has battered base, pedestal with crossed rifles in relief. Shaft has raised-letter panel flanked by rock-faced sections topped by crenellated cornice and rock-faced pyramidal cap."
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 89 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 22, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 236 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.