Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
1st Ohio Light
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-915.)
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° 55.417′ N, 85° 14.621′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. This marker is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the south side of the Brotherton Road, near a small roadside picnic area (very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge Road). 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. A different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Willich's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (a few steps from this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within 49th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); 89th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery (about 400 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 unit's position near intersection of Brotherton and Alexander Bridge roads on September 19, 1863, from 3:00 until 6:30 p.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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 256 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 31, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.