Monument

1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument

Sept. 19-20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 14:06:34
1. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument
View, looking west, of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument. The monument to the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry and for Rosecrans' headquarters is visible on the ridge to the right in the tree line. 

Inscription:
Battery G,
1st Ohio Light Artillery,

3rd Brigade, 2nd Division, 14th Army Corps.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
This battery, Captain Alexander
Marshall commanding, occupied this
position from about 5:30 p.m. on the 19th
till about 9 a.m. on the 20th of September,
1863, but was not engaged. It then
moved to the left and rear taking
several positions upon the hills in the
woods, as ordered by General Negley.
From one of these positions it fired
about 50 rounds. About 1:00 p.m. it
moved to Rossville under order
of the division commander.


1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 14:06:50
2. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.915  W 85° 15.976. Map it

Parking is available on Glen-Kelly Road .


To reach this monument:
Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling north. This monument is situated about 100 feet off the west side of the roadway, in a large open field, flanked on either side by an artillery piece.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet (MT-929) (a few steps from this marker) ; Rout of the Union Right (about 132 feet away) ; Route of the Union Right Interpretative Sign (about 155 feet away) ; 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-688A) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 21th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-976.) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1000) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Tablet (MT-449) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1015) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dyer House (MT-423T) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Tablet (MT-738) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Stanley's Brigade Tablet (MT-631) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Negley's Division Tablet (MT-510) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Carlin's Brigade Tablet (MT-562) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-677) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-603) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Farm Field


Other monuments to the 1st Ohio Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-930.



Comments about this monument:
This monument was built in 1894 and rehabilitated in 2017. It is 9' high on a 4'6" square, rock-faced base, the monument has tapered pedestal with raised lettering; above this is a large acorn in relief on the shaft, surmounted by a 20" polished sphere. A Bronze plaque is located on the rear of the monument. Marks unit's position in Dyer Field.


1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 14:07:07
3. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument
 
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 14:07:18
4. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument
View, looking east, of the rear of the monument. 
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 14:07:22
5. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument
 
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:33:45
6. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Monument
View, looking east, of the monument to the 1st Ohio Light Artillery from the ridge line in Dyer's field where the shell monument for Rosecrans' Headquarters (MT-451) stands. 



Classification:
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: Artillery


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on October 20, 2018. This page has been viewed 73 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on October 21, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 were submitted on 10/20/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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