This monument is a memorial to the 101st Ohio Infantry Regiment who lost lives and sustained many casualties. The 101st Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument is located by the intersection of Viniard Road and Lafayette Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park, Georgia. It was constructed in 1894 and was designed by C.H. Niehaus. This memorial monument recognized the thirteen killed soldiers, eighty-three wounded soldiers, and the fifty-one missing or captured soldiers of this Civil War battle.
August 30, 1862, the 101st Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry was
formed at Camp Monroeville, Ohio for a three-year tour against the rebellion
that was the Confederate Army. Colonels Leander Stem, Isaac Minor Kirby,
Lieutenant Colonels John Messer, Moses F. Wooster, Bedan B. McDonald, and
Captain Leonard D. Smith led this volunteer regiment throughout its three-year
101st was involved in notable engagements such as the Battle of
Perryville, Battle of Stones River, the Tullahoma Campaign, the Siege of
Chattanooga, the Battle of Lookout Mountain, and the battle at which this
monument stands, the Battle of Chickamauga. Several members of the 101st
were highly decorated, to include two Medal of Honor winners, Pvt. George S. Myers,
and Pvt. Jacob F. Yeager.
many important victories were won by the 101st Regiment of the Ohio
Volunteer Infantry, this memorial is to honor the remembrance of the men that did
not make it through the war, of which many died during the Battle of Chickamauga.
Thirteen soldiers were killed during this battle, while eighty-three soldiers
were wounded, and fifty-one soldiers were either captured or went missing. By
the end of the war. two hundred, thirty-six soldiers died during due to either being
mortally wounded or dying from disease.