Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
36th Ohio Infantry
—Reynolds’ Division —
Text from the stone portion of the monument:
14th. Army Corps.
Text from the plaque affixed to the front of the monument:
September 19, 1863. This Regiment, Colonel William G. Jones commanding, was engaged from 4:00 P.M. till 6:00 P.M. in and near the Brock Field: about 4:30 P.M. making a charge and taking some prisoners, Colonel Jones being wounded, Lieutenant Colonel Devol assumed command.
September 20th. This position was held by the Regiment from 7:00 A.M. to 5:30 P.M. when it was ordered to retire to Rossville. In executing this order the Regiment with the rest of the Brigade, charged the enemy then extending across the road near McDonald house driving them and capturing about 250 prisoners. Loss, killed 12. Including Colonel Jones commanding; wounded 65; captured or missing 14; total 91.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-994.)
Location. 34° 55.51′ Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the very end 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, “Located along Battle Line Road northeast of Poe Field at map #125”. 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. Reynold's Division (a few steps from this marker); Eufaula Alabama Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 21st Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Alabama State Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 92nd Ohio 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, “7'3" x 4' x 8', monument has smooth-faced base and battered, coursed, quarry-faced shaft with lettered bronze panel. Pediment-like capstone has acorn carved in relief.”
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 (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 August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 166 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 14, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.