14th Ohio Infantry Monument ~ Chickamauga GA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member BackBrakeBilly
N 34° 55.337 W 085° 15.744
16S E 658717 N 3865802
Quick Description: 14th Ohio Infantry Monument ~ Chickamauga GA
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/14/2007 9:48:04 PM
Waymark Code: WM2D79
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 11

Long Description:
This monument was placed in honor of the 14th Ohio Infantry for their service in the Battle of Chickamauga at Chickamauga Georgia on Sept. 19/20 1863.

The monument is a rounded, rough-cut marker with a bronze relief plaque depicting a Civil War battle scene. The image of Major General George H. Thomas seen in left profile, in uniform including a wide-brimmed hat is in a round Medellin above a battle scene. The main body of the work is of soldiers firing at one another over a log fence in the center. There is an inscribtion below the battle scene.

On the rear of the marker is a circular State of Ohio seal. The marker is mounted upon a rough-cut, block base.

Inscription:
MAJOR GENERAL GEORGE H. THOMAS COMMANDING THE 14TH ARMY CORPS

This Regiment, Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury commanding, engaged the enemy early September 19th, 1863, on the right of the brigade near Jays salt meal in continued in action until the brigade was relieved about 11:30 A.M. Its loss during the day was twenty-nine killed, 137 wounded, and thirty-one missing. September 20thg in occupied this position until 12:00 M. when it was broken by the enemy renetrating our line to the right. It was not reformed as a Regiment; but detachments rallied and fought on Snodgrass Ridge till night. Total losses in the engagement, killed 35: wounded 167 cold: captured or missing 43.

(Front of marker, below relief plaque, raised and polished lettering:)

14TH OHIO INFANTRY/2ND BRIGADE, 3RD DIVISION, 14TH ARMY CORPS unsigned

Artist
Power, Maurice J., 1838-1902, contractor.
Niehaus, Charles Henry, 1855-1935, sculptor.
National Fine Art Foundry, founder.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1894

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Ohio

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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