Monument

18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:30:24
1. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument
 

Inscription:
18th Battery,
Ohio Light Artillery,

1st. Brigade, 1st Division.
Reserve Corps.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
This battery, Capt. Charles C. Aleshire
commanding, moved with the brigade
Sept. 18th. 1863, engaging the enemy
on the road leading from Rossville
to Ringgold. Was in position near
McAfee's Church till 10:00 A.M.
Sept. 20th, when it followed the
brigade to the battle field.
Late in the afternoon, one section
went into action at this point
and assisted in repelling the
last assault of the
enemy on this part of the line.
Loss, 2 officers, and 10 men
wounded.


18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:31:07
2. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear)
 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.8011  W 85° 15.9971. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Rd near  N 34° 55.758  W 85° 16.074 .


To reach this monument:
To view this monument drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House (tour stop 8) and the monument can be seen situated just to the east of the Snodgrass House.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

18th Ohio Light Artillery Tablet (MT-937) (here, next to this marker) ; 124th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1035) (Is only 41 feet away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-815) (Is only 79 feet away) ; Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-583) (Is only 87 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-844) (about 101 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-773) (about 156 feet away) ; 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1037) (about 172 feet away) ; Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-601) (about 203 feet away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-999) (about 219 feet away) ; 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1012) (about 239 feet away) ; 64th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1009) (about 301 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-595) (about 312 feet away) ; 37th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-803) (about 336 feet away) ; Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet (MT-629) (about 360 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-537) (about 385 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.



Other monuments to the 18th Ohio Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-938.



Comments about this monument:
This monument was built in 1894. The 5'6" x 4'3" x 8'6", the monument has a tapered rock-faced pedestal, a smooth-faced shaft with raised lettering, and a rock-faced capstone. Bronze state seal in pedestal; bronze cannon tubes on sides. A bronze plaque on the rear of the monument describes the action of the battery during the battle. Marks unit's position on Snodgrass Hill.


18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:30:38
3. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument
 
18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:30:49
4. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument
Close up showing one of the cannon barrels mounted on each side of the monument. 
18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:30:43
5. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument
 
18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:30:59
6. 18th Ohio Light Artillery Monument (rear)
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 02, 2018. This page has been viewed 8 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 10, 2018. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 10, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 were submitted on 07/10/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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