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

11th Michigan Infantry

Stanley's Brigade — Negley's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
Inscription. Text on Front side of Monument:

Michigan
To Her
11th Regiment Infantry
Volunteers.
Lieut. Col. Melvin Mudge,
Commanding.
Stanley's Brigade,
Negley's Division,
Thomas' Corps.


Text on Right side of Monument:

Col. William L. Stoughton
11th Michigan Infantry,
Whose statue surmounts this shaft
Commanded Stanley's Brigade during
the last half day of this battle.


Text on back side of Monument:

This regiment entered McLemore's Cove, via
Stevens' Gap, at 3 P.M., Sept. 8th, 1863, as vanguard
of the 14th A.C. That afternoon it was engaged
with Confederate Cavalry near Bailey's Cross-
Roads. In the morning of the 11th it was
in action in front of Dug Gap, and in
the afternoon at Davis' Cross-Roads.
On the morning of the 19th it
assisted in opposing Helm's Brigade
at Glass Mill. In the afternoon
it assisted in restoring the
lines west of Brotherton's.
In the evening it was engaged
in Brotherton's Field.


Text on Left side of Monument:

From the latter point, it moved into
the woods west of the Kelly Field to
11th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the historical marker.
the
support of John Beatty's Brigade. Where
about 9:30 A.M. in line with the 19th Illinois
and the 18th Ohio, it advanced against
Adams' Brigade which was driven from the
field and across McDonald's clearing,
assisting in the capture of many
prisoners including its commanding officer,
General D. W. Adams. It was then ordered to its
left, and reached this point at 12 noon. Here it
was desperately engaged nearly six hours.
It held this line till after the battle.
From 4 A.M. Sept. 21st to 4 A.M. Sept. 22nd this
regiment held the line across the road at
the east end of Rossville Gap.

 
Erected by State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-890.)
 
Location. 34° 55.662′ N, 85° 16.102′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just east of the parking lot. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
11th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the right side of the historical marker.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Negley's Division. (a few steps from this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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 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
 
11th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
5. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the left side of the historical marker.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
6. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the bronze art work scene depicting the 11th Michigan in combat at Chickamauga.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
7. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the front of the historic monument with a view of a park ranger sharing historical battle related background information with a group of park visitors.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 19, 2012
8. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
View looking south of the left side of the historic monument with a view of a park ranger sharing historical battle related background information with a group of park visitors.
11th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
9. 11th Michigan Infantry Marker
 
 
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