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

Willich's Brigade.

Johnson's Division

 

—McCook's Corps —

 
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Willich's Brigade. Marker
Inscription.
Willich's Brigade
Johnson's Division -- McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General August Willich

2d Position

89th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Duncan J. Hall.
32nd Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer.
39th Indiana - Colonel Thomas J. Harrison (Detached.)
15th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Askew.
49th Ohio - Major Samuel F. Gray.
Battery A, 1st Ohio - Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed.

September 19, 1863, 3 P.M.

This Brigade, being the right of the front line of Johnson's Division, with Baldwin's Brigade on its left and Dodge's in reserve, advanced from the Kelly field about noon. It soon struck the right of Cheatham's Division advancing to the assistance of Walker's Corps and in pursuit of Croxton's Brigade, which had forced Liddell's Division to retire by its right, and after two hours of heavy fighting first with Jackson's Brigade of Cheatham's Division and subsequently with Maney's which relieved it, forced their line back, and occupied this position.
Baldwin's Brigade was on its left, and Dodge's on its right. At dark Cleburne's Division with part of Cheatham's attacked the whole line and a hot fight continued in the darkness for an hour.
The Brigade the withdrew with its Division to the Kelly field and bivouacked.
 
Erected
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Willich's Brigade. Marker
View of the tablet looking east along the Brotherton Road.
1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-653.)
 
Location. 34° 55.421′ N, 85° 14.613′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. This monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the south side of the Brotherton Road, near a small roadside picnic area (very near the intersection with Alexander Bridge 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. Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); The Bloody First Day Ends (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 49th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Huggin's Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Willich's Brigade. Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Brotherton Road.
I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet'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
 
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Willich's Brigade. Marker
View of the tablet looking south, in the direction of the nearby small roadside picnic area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 198 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 30, 2016.
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