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

Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery

 
 
Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text from the front side of the Monument:

Battery F,
1st Ohio Light Artillery

Hazen's Brigade, Palmer's Division
21st Army Corps.

Text from the back side of the Monument:

This Battery was engaged September 19th, 1863, with Hazen's Brigade in the Brock Field from 12:30 till 3:00 P.M. when it was relieved and ordered to retire to the Rossville Road. Between 5:00 and 6:00 P.M. it went into action a little North-east of Poe House.

September 20th, it occupied this position from daylight till 3:30 P.M. It was then ordered into position near Kelly House, facing south. It remained in that position until ordered to retire to Rossville.

Loss, Killed One Commissioned Officer and One Enlisted Man; Wounded 8; Missing 2; Total 12.

2 horses killed and 2 wounded.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-926.)
 
Location. 34° 55.626′ N, 85° 15.385′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves
Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
2. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker
A close-up view of the battlefield image depicted on the front side of the monument.
the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located just beyond the middle of the long line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. 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. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Texas State Monument (a few steps from this marker); 36th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Ohio 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, “5'9" x 3'9" x 8'6"; two-part rock-faced pedestal on rock-faced base supports smooth-fronted slab carrying bronze relief of a battery in action. State seal and two cannons balls at top.”

I used the "Chickamauga
Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
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).”
 
Regarding Battery F, 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 March 31, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
4. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker
A close-up view of the text seen on the back side of the monument.
Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
5. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker
A distant view of the front side of the marker, with its two accompanying artillery pieces.
Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 9, 2016
6. Battery F, 1st Ohio, Light Artillery Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 31, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 10, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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