Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
1st Wisconsin Infantry
—1st Division —
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel George B. Bingham commanding, after marching all night of September 18th, 1863, being the advance of Thomas' Corps in its march from the right via Crawfish Springs, arrived at or near the south end of the Kelly Field at daybreak, and was soon ordered to advance. After moving about one mile east of this position in the vicinity of the Winfrey House, it encountered the enemy in overwhelming force, and was obliged to retire a short distance, with the loss of three officers killed and a number of enlisted men killed, wounded, and missing. Regaining about the same position in the afternoon, it remained there until 9:00 p.m., taking part in what is known as the night fight. On the morning of the 20th, occupied this position in Thomas' line of battle, taking an active part in repulsing the enemy in his assaults until 5:30 p.m. when ordered to retire. On the morning of the 21st, went into position on battery hill at the entrance to Rossville Gap. On the 22nd was deployed as skirmishers in the rear of the army on its withdrawal to Chattanooga.
Erected by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number 1075.)
Location. 34° 55.892′ N, 85° 15.264′ 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 near the northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along 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. 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (within 24th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 94th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). 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).”
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