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21st Ohio Infantry

Sirwell's Brigade

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
1. 21st Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
21st Regiment
Ohio Infantry
Sirwell's
Brigade
5:30 P.M.
September 19th
to 9:00 A.M.
September 20th
1863

 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-976.)
 
Location. 34° 54.853′ N, 85° 15.859′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road 0.4 miles south of Dyer Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the Chickamauga National Military Park and is part of the Chickamauga Battlefield. According to the information obtained by the park rangers from the National Park Service data base, this historical marker is "S.W. of Brotherton Cabin." However, this marker was very difficult to locate with just that information. From the intersection of LaFayette Road and Dyer Road it is about 0.4 miles S.W., as the crow flies. 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. Negley's Division (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stewart's Division (about 500 feet away); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away); J. Beatty's Brigade
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By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
2. 21st Ohio Infantry Marker
(about 500 feet away); 74th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 600 feet away); 18th Indiana Battery (about 600 feet 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 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position southwest of Brotherton Cabin from September 19, 1863, at 5:30 p.m. until September 20, 1863, at 9:00 a.m.”

From the Brotherton Cabin proceed due south along the line of Union Monuments and Markers in the Brotherton Field. When you get to the near end of this line of Monuments and Markers turn west and take the trail that leads to the woods at the western edge of Brotherton Field. Just into the woods you should find the marker for one of Sirwell's Brigade's regiments, the 37th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. From this Monument, find the trail that leads deeper into the woods and about 100 feet down the trail you will find this marker, which
Negley's Division Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 6, 2009
3. Negley's Division Marker
View of the Negley's Division tablet, located just into the woods at the west edge of Brotherton's field. Off to the far left you can see the monument for the 37th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. The marker for the 21st OVI is in the woods behind this tablet.
marks the position of the 21st OVI just prior to the Confederate attack on the morning of September 20th.

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker'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 . . .
1. Battle of Chickamauga: 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry and Their Colt’s Revolving Rifles. This web link was both published and made available by the, "HistoryNet.com." The HistoryNet.com is in turn brought to you by the Weider History Group, the world’s largest publisher of history magazines. Their stated goal is to strive to make history interesting and educational for all of their readers. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

2. History of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry. This web link was both published and made available by the, "21st OVI, Co. E." The 21st OVI, Co. E is a non-profit living history organization dedicated to portraying a Western Theater Federal Infantry regiment of the American Civil War. (Submitted on June 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 

3. Use this link to see the Brigade tablets for this Division. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade. (Submitted on April 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 974 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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