Battery A, 1st Ohio

Battery A, 1st Ohio (HM29OI)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.797', W 85° 15.547'

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Willich's Brigade

—Johnson's Division —

Text in raised stone lettering:

Captain Goodspeed's Battery A.,
1861 to 1865.
1st. Ohio Light Artillery.Willich's Brigade, Johnson's Division.
20th. Army Corps.

Text from affixed bronze plaque:

Battery A, First Ohio Light Artillery, organized at Camp Chase, Columbus, Ohio, September 1861; mustered out at Cleveland, Ohio, July, 1865. At 12, M. September 19th. 1863, this Battery advanced in an easterly direction from the southeast corner of this field with the Brigade, engaging the enemy and going forward more than a mile. Was present and took part, resisting the night assault led by General Pat. Cleburne, returning to this field at a late hour, bivouacked in the southeast corner for the night. September 20th. at about half past 9 a.m. moved to this position;at 10 a.m. the enemy advanced in force under General Breckinridge from the north, endangering the flank and rear of the army; the Battery changed front to face the advancing lines, firing double-shotted canister into their ranks and turning them back when within fifty yards of the guns; remained actively engaged in different parts of the field throughout the day, retiring with the army at night. Lost in action 20 men. Wilbur F. Goodspeed, Captain commanding.
HM NumberHM29OI
Placed By 1894 by the State of Ohio
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Date Added Monday, July 23rd, 2018 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659002 N 3866658
Decimal Degrees34.92995000, -85.25911667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.797', W 85° 15.547'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 47.82" N, 85° 15' 32.82" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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