18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:29:29
1. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet

18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery
6 3" Rifles.
Whitaker's Brigade, Steedman's Division, Granger's Corps.

September 20, 1863.
Capt. Charles C. Aleshire, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Albert S. Bierce.
2d Lieut. Casey Roseburgh (wounded).
2d Lieut. James W, Chesnut (wounded).

About noon the Battery followed its Brigade from McAfee's Church across country to Cloud's, thence south along the LaFayette road to McDonald's and thence straight to the vicinity of the Snodgrass house, where it arrived at about 2 P.M. It was placed in position on this ground by order of Gen. Thomas, and so remained until sunset actively engaged most of the time in repulsing repeated assaults of the enemy upon this part of the Union line. About 7 P.M. the Battery withdrew with the infantry to Rossville where it bivouacked. Casualties: 2 officers and 8 enlisted men wounded.

18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:29:21
2. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.8016  W 85° 15.9953. Map it

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

To reach this monument:
To view this historical marker drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House (tour stop 8) and the marker can be seen situated just to the east of the Snodgrass House.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument (MT-938) (a few steps from this marker) ; 124th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1035) (Is only 32 feet away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-815) (Is only 86 feet away) ; Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-583) (Is only 95 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-844) (about 110 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-773) (about 165 feet away) ; 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1037) (about 180 feet away) ; Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-601) (about 212 feet away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-999) (about 228 feet away) ; 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1012) (about 248 feet away) ; 64th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1009) (about 310 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-595) (about 321 feet away) ; 37th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-803) (about 345 feet away) ; Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet (MT-629) (about 369 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-537) (about 394 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill

Other monuments to the 18th Ohio Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-937.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
3. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet
View of the historical marker to the 18th Ohio Light Artillery looking southwest, in the direction of the Snodgrass House. 

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: Artillery


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