Battery F, 1st Ohio Light Artillery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
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: 2/29/2012 10:34:47 AM
Waymark Code: WMDW5B
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

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
Artillery
Hazen’s
Brigade
5:00 P.M.
September 19,
1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

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




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

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.



Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Granite


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1894
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
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

Note
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.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
located on a wooded path running between the Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road and Poe Road in the Chickamauga National Military Park.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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