Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.441 W 085° 15.783
16S E 658654 N 3865993
Quick Description: This marker to Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery is located on a wooded path running between the Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road and Poe Road in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2012 11:00:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMDWBN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker for Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of three markers to Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery on the battlefield. Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery was organized at Camp Lucas in Clermont County, Ohio, and mustered into Federal service on December 2, 1861. This marker indicates the position held by the battery at 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 1863.

Text on the front of the monument:

Battery F.
1st Ohio Light
5:00 P.M.
September 19,

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-928(see note)
  LCS ID: 003101

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

The marker contributes to the national significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks unit's position on Dyer Field, southeast of old blacksmith shop on September 19, 1863, at 5:00 p.m.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1894

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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