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

1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters

 
 
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text from the front side of the Monument:

Ohio
Sharp
Shooter's
Attached to
Headquarters
Army of the
Cumberland.

Text from the back side of the Monument:

Fifth Independent Company, Captain Gresham M. Barber; enrolled and mustered at Camp Cleveland, Ohio, December 5, 1862.
Sixth Independent Company, Lieutenant James H. Reed; enrolled and mustered at Camp Cleveland, December 30, 1862.
Seventh Independent Company, Captain Watson C. Squire; enrolled and mustered at Camp Cleveland, January 27, 1863.

During September 19, 1863, these companies were together at Crawfish Springs and the Widow Glenn's house.
On September 20, they were at the Widow Glenn's, and on the Crawfish Springs Road north of that point.
 
Erected 1894 by State of Ohio. (Marker Number MT-949.)
 
Location. 34° 54.461′ 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
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), very near the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wider Brigade Monument, map site #234". 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. 10th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); 5th Wisconsin Battery (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); 22nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted 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 marker is a monument that was designed by the Vermont Granite Company, of Barre, Vermont, and sculpted by C. H. Niehaus, and the monument is,
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
“6' x 5' x 10' high, monument has battered base, pedestal with crossed rifles in relief. Shaft has raised-letter panel flanked by rock-faced sections topped by crenellated cornice and rock-faced pyramidal cap."

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 89 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 22, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
View, looking west, of the back side of the monument, with the Glenn-Viniard Road in the background.
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
View of the monument, at the edge of the woods, looking north.
1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
8. 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters Marker
View, looking east, of the monument (far left), with the Wilder Tower in the center background (partially hidden by tree).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 23, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 116 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 22, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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