Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
49th Ohio Infantry
— Johnson's Division —
20th Army Corps.
Text on the back side of the monument:
The 49th Regiment, Major Samuel F. Gray commanding. Organized August 20th, 1861 for three years.
At 12:00 M. September 19th, 1863, advanced with its Brigade from the Rossville Road, participating in the conflict with the Brigades of Jackson and Maney of Cheatham's Division. Held this position from 3:00 P.M. until 7:30 when it retired to Kelly's Field and bivouacked for the night.
September 20th, at daylight the Regiment with its Brigade was held in reserve in the Kelly Field; about 9:00 A.M. moved to the left assisting in the repulse of Breckinridge's Division, pushing it back to McDonald's Field. Returned to its former position and remained there until the army retired.
Loss, Killed 10: Wounded 59: Captured or Missing 30.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1002.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil
Location. 34° 55.453′ N, 85° 14.585′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the Brotherton Road (between the Alexander Bridge Road and the Jay's Mill Road). According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Brotherton Road, map site #104". 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. Willich's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); 32nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away); The Bloody First Day Ends (about 400 feet away); 10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment (about 500 feet away); 1st Ohio Infantry (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 Vermont Granite Company, Barre, Vermont. The monument is, “8' x 7' x 12'3" high, monument has sloping two-step base. Shaft has inscribed smooth-faced central panel incorporating bronze state seal with rock-faced blocks at corners. Crenellated cornice and pyramidal cap. West of Winfrey Field."
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 October 12, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 282 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 28, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.