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

113th Ohio Infantry

Mitchell's Brigade,

 

—Steedman's Division, —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. 113th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of Monument:

113th
Ohio Infantry,
Mitchell's Brigade,
Steedman's Division,
Reserve Corps.

Text on the Back Side of Monument:

To the memory of 131 Killed, Woun-
ded and Missing of the 113th Regi-
ment Ohio Infantry.
Sept. 20th, 1863, the Left Center of
Mitchell's Brigade, Steedman's Division.
This position was gained by assault
about 2:00 P.M. and held against all
attacks until the Army retired at sundown.

 
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1032.)
 
Location. 34° 55.61′ N, 85° 16.42′ 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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. 113th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.4 of a mile, past Hill #2, past Hill #3, all the way to the central area of the clearing on Hill #4. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield on Horshoe Ridge, map site #153”. 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. 30th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 50th Tennessee and 1st Tennessee Battalion Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee C.S.A. Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Steedman's Division - Granger's Corps. (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Dent's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (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, “12' polished granite obelisk on 6'8" square rock-faced base. Pedestal features acorn
113th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. 113th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the historical monument.
carved in relief; shaft has raised lettering front and bronze tablet rear, set off by moldings of bundled fasces.”

The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of this monument and the E. F. Carr Company of Quincy, Massachusetts as being the Architect.

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 12, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. 113th Ohio Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text on the back side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
5. 113th Ohio Infantry Marker
View, looking south across the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4, of the historical marker in the foreground, and of the State of Tennessee Memorial Monument, in the distant background, across the clearing.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
6. 113th Ohio Infantry Marker
View looking west across the clearing on Horseshoe Ridge's Hill #4, with the featured historical monument on the north (right) side of the clearing, and the State of Tennessee Memorial Monument on the south (left) side.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 12, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 271 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on January 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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