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

Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Sirwell's Brigade

 

—Negley's Division —

 
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
1. Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
The text on the front side:

Battery G,
1st Ohio Light Artillery,

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps.


The text on the back side:

This battery, Captain Alexander
Marshall commanding, occupied this
position from about 5:30 p.m. on the 19th
till about 9 a.m. on the 20th of September,
1863, but was not engaged. It then
moved to the left and rear taking
several positions upon the hills in the
woods, as ordered by General Negley.
From one of these positions it fired
about 50 rounds. About 1:00 p.m. it
moved to Rossville under order
of the division commander.

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-930.)
 
Location. 34° 54.915′ N, 85° 15.976′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This monument is situated about 100 feet off the west side of the roadway, in a large open field, flanked on either side by an artillery piece. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
2. Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Rout of the Union Right (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Negley's Division (about 500 feet 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
 
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
3. Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
Close up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
4. Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument, situated with the battery and tablet, looking north along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
5. Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument, situated with the battery and tablet, looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
6. Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument, situated in an open field with the battery and tablet, looking southwest off of the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 42 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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