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

99th Ohio Infantry

Barnes’ Brigade

 

—Van Cleve's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
1. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

99th Ohio Infantry
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
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
2. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close up view of the front, top half, of the monument, with the text and bronze artwork display.
the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the eastern side of the LaFayette Road. This particular historical marker is situated very near the southern Lafayette Road entrance to the National Park. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the southern section of the Chickamauga Battlefield along the LaFayette Road, map site #249”. 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. 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
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
3. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the bronze bas-relief artwork displayed on the front of the monument.
and bronze inscription tablet are affixed to rear.Dimensions are 4'11" x 3' x 8' high.”

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.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
4. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
5. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
Close up view of the back, top half, of the monument, with the text and bronze artwork display of the state seal.
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
6. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text displayed on the back of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
7. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along the LaFayette Road.
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
8. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along the LaFayette Road.
99th Ohio Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 19, 2014
9. 99th Ohio Infantry Marker
 
 
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 256 times since then and 47 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.
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