Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
18th Ohio Infantry
Stanley's Brigade — Negley's Division
—Thomas’ Corps. —
Stanley's Brigade, Negley's Division, Thomas Corps.
Reverse Side of Marker:
This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Charles H. Grosvenor, moved to the support of General Beatty at Glass' Mill September 19, 1863, at 9:00 A.M. Marched to this field at 2:00 P.M. engaging the enemy west of Brotherton's House at 5:30 P.M. and bivouacked there for the night.
September 20, at 9:30 A.M. met the enemy at the north end of Kelly's field, assisted in the repulse of a brigade and in the capture of General Adams, advanced to McDonald's field; arrived upon this ridge at 11:00 A.M. Supported Lieutenant Smith's 4th, United States Battery; participated at 5:00 P.M. in the repulse of General Gracie and in retaking the breastworks; occupied this position till the Army retired at night.
Johnson M. Welch, Major. William P. Johnson, Surgeon.
William B. Evans, Lieutenant and Adjutant. Frederick J. Ryan, Lieutenant and Regimental Quarter Master.
John Dillon, Chaplain.
Company A. Captain Pearly G. Brown.
Company B. Lieutenant John G. Honnell.
Company C. Lieutenant David B. Carlin.
Company D. Lieutenant John Benedict.
Company F. Lieutenant Charles M. Grubb.
Company G. Captain Charles A.Cable.
Company H. Captain Ebenezer Grosvenor.
Company I. Captain Charles C. Ross.
Company K. Captain Joseph C. McElroy.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-970.)
Location. 34° 55.652′ N, 85° 16.111′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just southeast of the parking lot. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #149”. 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. 17th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 82nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 19th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from 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' x 3' x 10'6", the monument has 2-step rock-faced base supporting frame-like, smooth-finished slab. On face is bronze relief panel of battle scene. Unit identification in raised letters below relief, and scroll forms on cap.”
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
Regarding 18th Ohio Infantry. It should be noted that this monument displays a bronze bas-relief artwork, that depicts the combat action that this regiment saw from this position.
When discussing Battlefield Monuments, the National Park Service offers this special insight: "Of special interest are bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans' eyewitness accounts. Because there are no photographs of the fighting, these plaques are among the best visual records of the battles."
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 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 5, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 678 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.