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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

21st Wisconsin Infantry

2nd Brigade

 

—Baird's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:
21st Wisconsin Infantry
Colonel Harrison C. Hobart
2nd Brigade, Baird's Division
Thomas' Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

21st Wisconsin Infantry.

This regiment, Colonel Harrison C. Hobart commanding, after marching all night September 18, 1863, arrived at or near the south end of the Kelly field at daybreak. About 9:00 A.M. September 19, was ordered to advance. After moving about one mile east of this position became hotly engaged north of Winfrey house, and meeting the enemy in overwhelming numbers, was obliged to retire a short distance with the loss of several officers and enlisted men. Again advancing, occupied and retained its position until night when it became engaged in the night fight on the same ground. On the morning of the 20, took this position and held it throughout the day against repeated assaults of the enemy until about 5:30 P.M., when it was obliged to retire, the Colonel and many officers and men being captured.

The loss in these engagements was: killed and wounded, officers 4, enlisted men 41; missing officers 9, enlisted men 67; total 121.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Wisconsin.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
(Marker Number MT-1081.)
 
Location. 34° 55.836′ N, 85° 15.277′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about halfway between the northern end and the middle of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 24th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baldwin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 5th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along the Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
6. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along the Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
7. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the northeast corner of the monument.
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By Byron Hooks, February 23, 2011
8. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
The name of the company that made this monument, B & M Granite Co., Montello Wis., is inscribed on the front of the monument, on the flared section near the right hand corner.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 205 times since then and 66 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   8. submitted on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on February 10, 2017.
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