Ohio at Chickamauga Monument to the 10th O.V.I.   Save
Ohio at Chickamauga Monument to the 10th O.V.I.
Description: This page from the report Chickamauga, Record of the Ohio Commission depicts the monument to the 10th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry at the Chickamauga Battlefield. This photograph is opposite page 80 in the report. The monument to the regiment's service in the battle and the Chattanooga campaign is located near the Widow Glenn's house. The battle of Chickamauga was fought September 19 and 20, 1862, ten miles south of Chattanooga, Tennessee, near the banks of the Chickamauga River. The Union forces were commanded by General Rosecrans and the Confederate forces commanded by General Bragg. At the time of the battle, the regiment was assigned to headquarters and performed escort and other provost duties. Significantly, the regiment was located at McFarland's Gap when Longstreet's attack sent Union divisions streaming north and west. At the gap, the regiment served to collect and organize retreating troops from the broken commands. The 10th Ohio was organized in June, 1861 to serve 3 years and was subsequently mustered out of service in June, 1864. The regiment served in numerous skirmishes and battles. Its hardest losses were at Perryville on October 2nd of 1862 when the regiment made a desperate charge to prevent from being overwhelmed. In retiring "its track was marked by the dead of the regiment." Half of the 10th's 528 men were killed, wounded, or missing that day. Following the creation of a national park including the Chickamauga Battlefield, the Ohio General Assembly passed an act to provide monuments and tablets to mark the positions of Ohio troops during the battle. The legislation was enacted May 1891 and commissioners were appointed for the task. In all 55 monuments were contracted (see page 140 and 141). The monuments were dedicated September 18,1895. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: Om3659_6643421_001
Subjects: Military Ohio; Civil War: Monuments & memorials; 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.)
Places: Chickamauga (Georgia); Cincinnati (Ohio); Hamilton County (Ohio)