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

5th Wisconsin Battery

Post's Brigade

 

—Davis’ Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 5th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the front side of this monument.
Inscription.
5th Wisconsin Battery.
1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps.


This Battery
Captain George Q. Gardner commanding, attached to Post's Brigade, was detailed to cover the withdrawal of the trains from Stevens' Gap to Crawfish Springs and thence to Chattanooga. Upon reaching foot of Lookout Mountain it met an attack which was repulsed by the free use of canister. It was one of the last commands to cross Chickamauga Creek.
 
Erected 1895 by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1071.)
 
Location. 34° 54.454′ N, 85° 16.396′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), very near the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield west of the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 5th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the text that is affixed to the front side of the monument.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 22nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee Cavalry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a monument that is, “On a three-piece base are a pair of carved cannon carriage wheels with a rock-faced cylinder between them that incorporates a lettered bronze scroll. Overall dimensions are 7' x 7' x 7'."

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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 5th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the backside and the left side of the monument.
the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
5th Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 5th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 5th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the featured monument (seen on the right), looking west. The trail seen between the two monuments leads to Long Hollow Road.
5th Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. 5th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 29, 2016.
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