Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
10th Ohio Infantry
—Department of the Cumberland —
Text from the back side of the Monument:
The 10th Regiment was organized at Camp Dennison, Ohio, in June 1861, by Colonel, afterward General William H. Lytle. Was commanded at Chickamauga by Lieutenant Colonel William M. Ward, and was on duty at General Head-Quarters, Army of the Cumberland till the right wing of the army was broken and driven back, after which in co-operation with General Davis and others it performed valuable services along the Crawfish Springs road till the fighting ended. Occupied this position up to about 11:00 a.m. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-958.)
Location. 34° 54.458′ N, 85° 16.379′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (here, next to this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (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 marker is a monument that was designed by Thomas W. Fox, and the monument is, “6' x 6' x 13' monument has double-step rock-faced base, inscribed shaft with rock-faced quoins, and castellated
In addition, the National Park Service reports that, "This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 57 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location."
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 tablet and the tablet'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 October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 143 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.