Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
—Brannan's Division —
1st Ohio Light Artillery.
Croxton's Brigade, Brannan's Division,
14th Army Corps.
Text on the Back Side:
September 19th, 1863, this Battery, Lieutenant Marco B. Gary commanding, accompanied the Brigade into action, but the nature of the ground gave but little opportunity to employ its pieces.
September 20th, occupied this position till about noon, when the break occurred in our lines, the enemy turning our right; Battery faced to the right, guns double-shotted with canister, and fired, with great effect, on advancing lines of enemy. About 1:00 P.M. for want of support was forced to retire.
Loss, Killed 4: Wounded 9: Total 13. Horses killed 26.
Erected 1894 by the State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-923.)
Location. 34° 55.381′ N, 85° 15.712′ 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. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the central section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, just west of LaFayette Road, in the midst of
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Croxton's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Brannan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 14th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away); 74th Indiana Infantry (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, “7' x 5'6" x 6', the smooth-faced monument has a battered base and a rectangular shaft containing a bronze tablet depicting an artillery unit in action. Rounded capstone supports a granite artillery tube.
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 Battery C, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. 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 April 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on April 1, 2017. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 183 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.