Monument

1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 16:26:11
1. 1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters Monument
 
Inscription:
Ohio
Sharp
Shooter’s
Attached to
Headquarter
Army of the
Cumberland

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Mon
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Fifth Independent Company, Captain Gresham M. Barber; enrolled and mustard it Camp Cleveland, Ohio, December 5, 1862.


Sixth Independent Company, Lieutenant James H. Reed; enrolled and mustard at Camp Cleveland, the Dec. 30, 1862.


Seventh Independent Company, Captain Watson C. Squire; enrolled and mustard it 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.

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1st Battalion Ohio Sharpshooters Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 16:26:29
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Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Battalion
Military Arm: Sharpshooters




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.4666  W 85° 16.3843. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road near  N 34° 54.4252   W 85° 16.3442


To reach this monument:
Parking is available at Wilder’s Tower on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road. The monument is north of the tower. Addition parking is available in a second lot off of Glenn-Viniard Road.



NPS/SIRIS Data
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-949.




Comments about this monument:
The monument was built in 1894. It is a 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.

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.


 

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Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 17, 2014. This page has been viewed 368 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 17, 2014. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 were submitted on 08/17/2014 by Byron Hooks.


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