Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
99th Ohio Infantry
—Van Cleve's Division —
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
Barnes' Brigade, Van Cleve's Division
21st Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
This regiment, Colonel Peter T. Swaine commanding, moved with the brigade into action September 19, 1863, at 3:30 P.M., advancing in an easterly direction from this point, through a dense woods; was attacked by a superior force on front and flank; after a spirited battle, lasting till near 5:30 P.M. was forced to retire, which was done in good order.
September 20, at 10:30 A.M. engaged the enemy near General Baird's left, at the north end of Kelly's Field, maintaining position there until the Army retired to Rossville at night.
Loss, killed 3; wounded 30; captured or missing 24; total 57.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1027.)
Location. 34° 53.852′ N, 85° 15.726′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road north of Frank M. Gleason Parkway (Route 27), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the national park that preserves
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 3rd Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); 51st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); Barnes' Brigade (about 400 feet away); 35th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); 4th Michigan Cavalry (about 600 feet away); 81st Indiana Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 42nd Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles 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, “On a rectangular rock-faced base is a smooth tapered slab bearing a rectangular bronze relief panel of a battlefield scene. Bronze state seal
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)."
Regarding 99th 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 28, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 267 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 25, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.