Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
31st Ohio Infantry
— 3rd Division —
14th Army Corps.
Text on bronze plaque on backside of monument:
Sept. 19th, 1863, about 10:00 A.M. this Regiment, Lt. Col. Frederick W. Lister commanding, was sent to re-enforce Croxton's Brigade, then engaged near Jay's Mill, and went into action on the left of that brigade. It afterward about 11:00 A.M. took part in the recapture of the 4th Indiana battery, and continued in action till about 2:00 P.M.
Sept. 20th, occupied this position till about 12:00 M.,when the enemy penetrated our lines to the right of this position, and the regiment was broken and forced to retire. Detachments of the Regiment under Captains J.A. Cahill and J.H. McCune, and Lieutenants Eli Wilkins, A.S. Scott and J.J. Miller, were rallied and fought on Snodgrass Hill until the close of the battle.
Loss, Killed 13; Wounded 134; Captured or Missing 22.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-982.)
Location. 34° 55.34′ N, 85° 15.736′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Poe Road south of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling south. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the west side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Poe Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield along Poe Road, map site #138”. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 14th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Mix-up in the Union Command (a few steps from this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Connell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away). 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, “8' x 5'6" x 10' high, monument is in form of a blind arch on a battered pedestal. Pedestal has crossed muskets in relief; raised inscription and bronze state seal are framed by rock-faced arch stones; carved acorn in keystone.”
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 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 . . .
1. 31st Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information provided by Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. (Submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
2. 31st Ohio Infantry. This is a link to information compiled by Larry Stevens. (Submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
3. 31st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1861 - 1865). This is a link to information provided by Ohio Civil War Central. (Submitted on May 30, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
4. 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 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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