Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Ohio at Chickamauga
September 18 - 21, 1863.
Rosecrans the commander of the Union Army, and Garfield his Chief of Staff, were from Ohio. Two of the 5 Corps; Four of the 13 Divisions; and Twelve of the 31 Brigades engaged, were commanded by Ohio officers. Of the 36 Batteries, Ohio furnished ten. There were 188 organizations of all arms engaged, and 55 of them were from Ohio. The Ohio Corps Commanders were Alex. McD. McCook (20th Corps Infantry) and Robert B. Mitchell (Cavalry Corps), Mitchell being of Ohio birth. The Division Commanders were Crook and E.M. McCook of the cavalry, and Sheridan and Steedman of the Infantry. The Brigade Commanders were John Beatty, Samuel Beatty, Connell, Harker, Hazen, Eli Long, Lytle, Dan. McCook, John G. Mitchell, T.R. Stanley, Van Derveer, and Willich. After Longstreet broke the Union center on Sunday and divided the army, there were 21 Ohio regiments on the one mile of Kelly field line, and 21 on the one mile of the Snodgrass Hill line. Thus 42 of the 44 Ohio infantry regiments engaged remained until the close of the battle. Of the total, 11,413, killed and wounded in battle, 31.8 percent were soldiers of Ohio. Fully
Erected 1908 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-249.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Ohio Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 1.685′ N, 85° 15.49′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road 0.1 miles south of Ridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located on Missionary Ridge, along South Crest Road, in the Ohio Reservation. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Missionary Ridge Battlefield - Ohio Reservation/1934 Map 124-1". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Monument (here, next to this marker); Ohio Artillery (here, next to this marker); Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery (here, next to this marker); Ohio at Chattanooga (here, next to this marker); 3rd Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry 3d Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “4' x 3' bronze inscription tablet with decorative border mounted on low block stone stand. Describes activities of Ohio units during Battle of Chickamauga, September 19-21, 1863.”
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 August 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 31, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 701 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 3, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.