Monument

26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:06:25
1. 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
 

Inscription:
26th Ohio Infantry,
1st Brigade, 1st Division.
21st Army Corps.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:

This Regiment, Lieutenant Colonel William H. Young commanding, occupied a position at Lee and Gordon's Mills from the afternoon of September 18th, 1863, till about 3:00 P.M. September 19th, when it was ordered at double quick to this position. It went into action at this place about 4:00 P.M. and continued in action the line alternately advancing and receding, till about 6:00 P.M.

September 20th, it first occupied a position near the Brotherton House till about 11:00 A.M. when it was ordered with the Division to the left at double quick. While executing this movement by the flank, it was struck by the advancing enemy and forced to the ridge near the Vidito Place. It there rallied and fought until it lost connection with the rest of the Army and finally retired to Rossville.

Number Engaged, Commissioned Officers 23: Enlisted Men 354: Loss, Killed, Officers 5: Enlisted Men 23: Wounded, Officers 6: Enlisted Men 133: Captured or Missing 45: Aggregate 212: Most of this occurred on the 19th.



26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:06:07
2. 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
 


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° 54.2254  W 85° 15.6709. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.2191  W 85° 54.2191 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (about 121 feet away) ; Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (MT-424) (about 275 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-846) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-812) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-724) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Hall's House (MT-1448) (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; Preston's Division Tablet (MT-1111) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 8th Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Plaque (MT-1072) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 8th Wisconsin Battery Monument (MT-1073) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 18th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Tablet (MT-751) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-757) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments Monument (MT-896) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-806) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1045) (approx. 0.7 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-980.



Comments about this monument:
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the architect was the Vermont Grants Co of Barre, VT. The monument was built between 1894 and 1898.This 7' x 5' x 12' monument has a double-slab, pyramidal base supporting vertical slab with granite bas relief of draped allegorical female standing amid the debris of battle & offering a branch. The word “Peace” is inscribed above the branch. Sculpted ammunition boxes form the base, each is inscribed 1000 Rounds, Cal 58. Raised letter inscription on base.


26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:07:17
3. 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
 
26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:06:02
4. 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
 
26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:06:07
5. 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument
 
26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (Rear view), click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
6. 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (Rear view)
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 26, 2017. This page has been viewed 17 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 26, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 were submitted on 07/26/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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