Monument

1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 14:07:41
1. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet
 

Inscription:
U
Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery
4 Napoleons, 2 3" Rifles.
Sirwell's Brigade, Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.

Captain Alexander Marshall. Commanding.
1st Lieutenant George W. Bills.
2d Lieutenant Samuel W. Treat.

This Battery was not engaged on the 19th. About 8 a.m. on the 20th one section under command of Lieutenant Bills moved from the elevation in the south end of the Dyer farm to this position, the Brigade being in line in its front. About 9 a.m. moved to the left and rear following Captain Schultz Battery; took several positions on the hills in the woods, as ordered by General Negley without firing. The Battery opened but once, firing not over 50 rounds, silencing a battery in its front. Soon after noon was ordered to the rear by General Negley, and encamped for the night at Rossville. Casualties: Horses abandoned 5.



1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 14:07:32
2. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet
View, looking east, of the tablet and the monument for Battery G, 1st Ohio Light Artillery. 



Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UR] U


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.914  W 85° 15.980. Map it

Parking is available on Glenn-Kelly Road .


To reach this monument:
Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet 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, Monument (MT-930) (a few steps from this marker) ; Rout of the Union Right (about 148 feet away) ; Route of the Union Right Interpretative Sign (about 168 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) ; Dyer House (MT-423T) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1015) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Tablet (MT-738) (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) ; Stanley's Brigade Tablet (MT-631) (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.



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-929.



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.


1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:33:45
3. 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery G, Tablet
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: Tablet (plaque)
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 70 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 were submitted on 10/20/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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