Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Union Army
Surgeon F.H. Gross, U.S. Volunteers.
Medical Director, 14th Army Corps.
Surgeon S. Marks, 10th Wisconsin Volunteers.
Medical Director, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps.
The Union hospital. 1st Division 14th corps was established on the morning of September 19th at Dyer's House. A number of outbuildings supplemented by hospital tents were used to house the wounded. On the morning of the 20th owing to the advance of the Confederates it became necessary to evacuate this hospital, when all the wounded, and all hospital tents and supplies, except the tents of the 79th Pennsylvania were withdrawn to Chattanooga.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-449.)
Location. 34° 55.034′ N, 85° 16.106′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Dyer Road east of Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located about 25 feet north of the roadway, in the North Dyer Field. 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 Mark Thrash (within shouting distance of this marker); Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rout of the Union Right (approx. 0.2 miles away); Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (approx. 0.2 miles away); 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. ¼ mile away); Rosecrans' Headquarters Shell Monument (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. In locating this monument 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).”
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 80 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.