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

18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery.

Whitaker's Brigade

 

—Steedman's Division —

 
18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. Marker
Inscription.
18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
6 3" Rifles.
Whitaker's Brigade, Steedman's Division, Granger's Corps.

September 20, 1863.
Capt. Charles C. Aleshire, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Albert S. Bierce.
2d Lieut. Casey Roseburgh (wounded).
2d Lieut. James W, Chesnut (wounded).

About noon the Battery followed its Brigade from McAfee's Church across country to Cloud's, thence south along the LaFayette road to McDonald's and thence straight to the vicinity of the Snodgrass house, where it arrived at about 2 P.M. It was placed in position on this ground by order of Gen. Thomas, and so remained until sunset actively engaged most of the time in repulsing repeated assaults of the enemy upon this part of the Union line. About 7 P.M. the Battery withdrew with the infantry to Rossville where it bivouacked. Casualties: 2 officers and 8 enlisted men wounded.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-937.)
 
Location. 34° 55.801′ N, 85° 15.996′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga
18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. Marker
View looking east of the historical marker, the battery's historical monument, and the guns placed in the park to represent the battery.
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 in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. 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. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); 124th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dick's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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
18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. Marker
View of the historical marker looking southwest, in the direction of the Snodgrass House.
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 April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 233 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 12, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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