Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
21st Wisconsin Infantry
—Baird's Division —
Colonel Harrison C. Hobart
2nd Brigade, Baird's Division
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
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 by State of Wisconsin
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.
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
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