Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
98th Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade - Mitchell
—1st Division —
Text on Back Side of Monument:
on the field Sept. 20th
1863, about 1:30 P.M.
It went into action about
2:00 P.M. Being on the left of
the first line of the Brigade
it gained this position
by assault and occupied
and held it until 6:00 P.M.
Erected 1890 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1026.)
Location. 34° 55.622′ N, 85° 16.374′ 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, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3rd Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps. (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Kelly's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 40th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 84th Indiana Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of 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, “5' square at base & 9' high, monument has rock-faced base, battered pedestal with bronze state seal, smooth
The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of this monument and the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island as being the Architect of 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).”
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 April 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.