Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
69th Ohio Infantry Regiment
2nd Brigade - Stanley
—2nd Division - Negley —
Stanley's Brigade, Negley's Division.
14th Army Corps
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Joseph H. Brigham, Commanding
Temporarily attached to Colonel Daniel McCook's Brigade, bivouacked the night of September 18th, 1863, near this place, which it reached at dark; and before daylight on the 19th, by order of the Brigade commander, the Regiment surprised the enemy on guard at Reed's Bridge, charging across, and setting the Bridge on fire.
The Regiment was withdrawn and sent under orders to Rossville at 7:00 A.M. on the 19th, with the balance of the Brigade, and was not further engaged during the battle.
On the evening of the 18th, it participated in the capture of 22 prisoners in front of this position.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1014.)
Location. 34° 55.948′ N, 85° Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. It is situated with a cluster of markers, located along a park roadway that runs between the Lafayette Road and Jay's Mill Road, a short distance northwest of the National Park's eastern boundary. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, "Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield northwest on Reed's Bridge Road at map site #18". 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. 85th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); McCook's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Michigan Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles 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 monument is a, "7' x 4' x 8'6" monument with rock-faced double-step base and round-topped smooth-finished shaft. Face has bronze relief panel of battle scene with unit identification in raised letters and state seal above. Sculpted knapsacks at sides."
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 monument and the monument'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 69th Ohio Infantry Regiment.
When discussing Battlefield Monuments, the National Park Service offers this special insight: "Of special interest are bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans' eyewitness accounts. Because there are no photographs of the fighting, these plaques are among the best visual records of the battles."
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on March 18, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 18, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 121 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.