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

101st Ohio Infantry

2nd Brigade - Carlin

 

1st Division - Davis

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

101st Ohio Infantry,
2nd Brigade, 1st Division.
20th Army Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel John Messer commanding, became engaged near this position about 2:30 p.m. September 19th, 1863, the engagement continued until after 5:00 p.m. with varying fortune, our lines alternately receding and advancing.

September 20th, 1863, it became engaged about 11:00 a.m. but after firing half a dozen rounds was flanked by the break occasioned by the movement of Wood's Division to the left, and was broken and compelled to retreat.

Loss, Killed 13: Wounded 83: Captured or Missing 51.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1029.)
 
Location. 34° 54.163′ N, 85° 15.619′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. 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 along the Union
101st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, "Monument located with the Chickamauga Battlefield in Viniard Field, map site #251". 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. Carlin's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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, "7'6" x 6'6" x 12'6" high monument in the form of squat shaft on a base. From bottom, shaft has crossed muskets in relief, lettering, a star, and state seal in capstone below pyramidal top."

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield"
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
101st Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 101st 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. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument, situated just a short distance east of the line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the north, towards the intersection of LaFayette and Viniard Roads.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north in the direction of the Viniard Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument looking east.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument, looking west, with a distant view of the LaFayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
9. 101st Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south in the direction of the line of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that trails off to the south across the Viniard Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on March 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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