Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
15th Ohio Infantry
— Johnson's Division —
1st Brigade, 2nd Division,
20th Army Corps.
Text on the back side of the monument:
The 15th Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Frank Askew commanding, was engaged in the advance made by its Brigade on the afternoon of September 19th, 1863, from the Rossville Road near the Kelly House to this, its most advanced position. It here participated in the resistance to the night attack of Cleburne's and Cheatham's Divisions. September 20th the Regiment was engaged in and about Kelly's Field until ordered to retire near sundown. At one time during the day it advanced to the north end of the Kelly Field in repelling an attack of the enemy. Total number engaged 325, Loss, killed 10; wounded 77; captured or missing 33; total 120.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-965.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.478′ N, 85° 14.546′ 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. 49th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument (about 400 feet away); 38th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Scribner’s Brigade (about 400 feet away); 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away); 10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); Willich'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 architect of the marker (monument) was the Smith Granite Company, of Westerly, Rhode Island, and the sculptor was C. H. Niehaus. The monument is, “6'6" x 4'3" x 7'6" high, monument has stepped base, smooth-faced battered midsection, and triangular roof-like cap. Front carries raised letter inscription; rear has bronze state seal and tablet. Sides have carved knapsack & blanket."
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 marker and the marker'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 September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 364 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on October 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 8. submitted on August 27, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.