Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
14th Ohio Infantry
— Brannan's Division —
10:00 A.M. to
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-964.)
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° 55.688′ N, 85° 14.23′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, in woods north of Brotherton Road, just a very short distance off of a park horse trail. 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. 74th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Warren Mississippi Light Artillery (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Liddell's Brigade94th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (about 700 feet away); Howell's Georgia Battery (about 700 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, “A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position at the northeast of Winfrey Field on September 19, 1863, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m."
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).”
Regarding 14th Ohio Infantry. Being a long time resident of Toledo, Ohio, having been born and raised here, I have to take a particular interest in the 14th Ohio. When President Lincoln initially called for troops this regiment was raised in Toledo by what would become Toledo's most prominent hometown Civil War hero, General James Blair Steedman (one of the few Union heroes from the Battle of Chickamauga). The 14th Ohio then went into camp at Cleveland, just twelve days after the fall of Fort Sumter and began its long and distinguished Civil War tour of duty, including this action here at Chickamauga.
Also see . . .
1. 14th Ohio Infantry. Ohio Civil War website entry (Submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. Henry D. Kingsbury. 14th Ohio Volunteer Infantry website entry:
Colonel Henry D. Kingsbury, the commanding officer of the "Old Fourteenth" at Chickamauga and on Missionary Ridge. (Submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 260 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on May 14, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.