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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

26th Ohio Infantry

1st Brigade - Buell

 

1st Division - Wood

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

26th Ohio Infantry,
1st Brigade, 1st Division.
21st Army Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Young commanding, occupied a position at Lee and Gordon's Mills from the afternoon of September 18th, 1863, till about 3:00 P.M. September 19th, when it was ordered at double quick to this position. It went into action at this place about 4:00 P.M. and continued in action the line alternately advancing and receding, till about 6:00 P.M.
September 20th, it first occupied a position near the Brotherton House till about 11:00 A.M. when it was ordered with the Division to the left at double quick. While executing this movement by the flank, it was struck by the advancing enemy and forced to the ridge near the Vidito Place. It there rallied and fought until it lost connection with the rest of the Army and finally retired to Rossville.
Number Engaged, Commissioned Officers 23: Enlisted Men 354: Loss, Killed, Officers 5: Enlisted Men 23: Wounded, Officers 6: Enlisted Men 133: Captured or Missing 45: Aggregate 212: Most of this occurred on the 19th.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-980.)
 
Location.
26th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
34° 54.228′ N, 85° 15.663′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated near the site of the battle era, log school house. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, "Monument located within Chickamauga Battlefield along the LaFayette Road, map site #257". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
26th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "This 7' x 5' x 12' monument has a double-slab, pyramidal base supporting vertical slab with granite bas relief of draped allegorical female standing amid the debris of battle & offering a branch. Raised letter inscription on base."

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).”
 
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 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
26th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the southwest front corner of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument, in the forefront of a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, looking north along the LaFayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument, looking west, with a view of the LaFayette Road in the background.
26th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 26th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking south, along the line of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that extended south through the Viniard Field.
26th Ohio Infantry Monument image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, September 24, 2009
9. 26th Ohio Infantry Monument
The word “Peace” is inscribed above the branch.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 77 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   9. submitted on July 26, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.
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