Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
90th Ohio Infantry
— Palmer's Division —
Cruft's Brigade, Palmer's Division, 21st Army Corps.
This Regiment, Colonel Charles H. Rippey commanding, became engaged on the 19th, of September 1863, about 12:30 P.M. in the south end of the Brock Field about 1200 yards east of the LaFayette Road. The fight lasted two hours and was very hot. There was then a cessation of firing for nearly two hours during which it replenished ammunition. About 4:30 P.M. there was an assault on the right flank of the Brigade. The Regiment changed front to the right, made a successful charge and took some prisoners. It was then withdrawn by orders to the Rossville Road. September 20th, from daylight till about 11:00 A.M. it was in the second line a short distance in the rear of this position. At that hour it relieved the Regiment in the first line and occupied this position till about 5:30 P.M. when it withdrew under orders for Rossville. Loss, killed 7; wounded 62; missing 15; total 84; nearly all of which occurred on the 19th.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-1017.)
Location. 34° 55.697′ N, 85° 15.338′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexanders Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves 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. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battle Line Road, map site #122”. 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. 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmer's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Brigade 31st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois 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, “7' x 6' x 10', the monument consists of smooth-faced rectangular base, two-piece rock-faced pedestal with bronze tablet, and round-topped vertical slab, which has crossed rifle stone relief on its smooth-finished front.”
The National Park Service also identifies C. H. Niehaus as being the sculptor of this monument and the Smith Granite Company of Westerly, Rhode Island as being the Architect.
I used the "Chickamauga 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).”
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 2, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.