Monument

65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument

Sept. 19-20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:19:44
1. 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
 
Inscription:
65th. Ohio
Infantry,
Harker's
Brigade,
Woods
Division,
Crittenden's Corps


Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Mon
; At about 3:00 P.M. Sept. 19th, 1863, the 65th Regiment moved with the Brigade from Lee and Gordon's Mills northward on the Lafayette Road engaging the enemy east of the road and attacking the flank and rear of those who had crossed the road north of the Viniard House. At this point the Regiment assisted in the capture of 204 prisoners.

Sept. 20th, after being hotly engaged from 12:00 M. to 1:00 P.M. about 600 yds. south of this ridge, was forced to retire to this position, which it held from 1:30 to about 7:00 P.M. when under orders, it withdrew to Rossville.

Col. Charles G. Harker, of the 65th commanded the Brigade. The Regiment was commanded successively during the action by Lt. Col. Horatio N. Whitbeck, wounded, Maj. Samuel C. Brown, killed, and Capt. Thomas Powell.

Officers and Men engaged 306. Loss, Killed 15: Wounded 71: Captured or Missing 18: Total 104.;



65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:20:45
2. 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (rear)
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.776  W 85° 16.034. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Rd near  N 34° 55.758   W 85° 16.074


To reach this monument:
To view this monument drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House (tour stop 8) and the monument can be seen situated just to the east of the Snodgrass House.
Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill



NPS/SIRIS Data
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1012.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number IAS GA000673.




Comments about this monument:
This monument was built in 1894. The architect / contractor was the Vermont Granite Co., Barre, VT, the sculptors were Charles Henry Niehaus and H. W. Beattie. This monument is a Squat obelisk of smooth-faced granite on rock-faced base, 7' x 7' x 12' high. Front has crossed muskets in relief; raised lettering on shaft; bronze state seal. Sides have bronze tablets with military scenes.


 

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6. 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (rear)
 
 
 

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Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 20, 2018. This page has been viewed 74 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 19, 2018. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 20, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 were submitted on 06/20/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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