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

8th Wisconsin Battery

Heg's Brigade

 

—Davis’ Division —

 
8th Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 8th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text from front side of Monument:

8th
Wisconsin
Battery.

3rd Brigade, 1st Division,
20th Corps.

Text from back side of Monument:

This battery, 1st Lieutenant John D. McLean commanding, occupied this position from 11:00 A.M., September 19th, till about 9:00 A.M., September 20, 1863, when it changed position to rear of Brannan's Division, remaining there until the enemy's forces broke the Federal lines about 11:30 A.M. It then moved to a position with other batteries on a ridge west of the road at McFarland's Gap.
 
Erected 1895 by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1072.)
 
Location. 34° 54.417′ N, 85° 16.336′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), between the roadway and a nearby parking lot, south of the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided
8th Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 8th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View, looking north, of the monument, along with two cannons, situated at the battery's battlefield position.
by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Glenn Hill near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #235". 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. A different marker also named 8th Wisconsin Battery (here, next to this marker); Wilder´s Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder Lightning Brigade Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (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, “6' x 6' at the base and 15'8" high, this is a smooth-faced obelisk with four narrow rock-faced bands. From base, obelisk has raised lettering, crossed bronze cannons & wreath, state seal, and five-pointed star in relief."

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8th Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 8th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View of the back/left side of the monument.
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).”
 
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 October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
8th Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 8th Wisconsin Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
8th Wisconsin Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. 8th Wisconsin Battery Marker
View, looking northwest, of the monument, along with two cannons, situated at the battery's battlefield position, with a view of the Wilder Tower in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016.
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