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

15th Wisconsin Infantry

Heg's Brigade

— Davis' Division —

 
 
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
Inscription.  Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

15th Wisconsin Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel Ole C. Johnson
3rd Brigade - 1st Division
20th Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

15th Wisconsin Infantry.

This regiment, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Ole C. Johnson, became hotly engaged with the enemy at this point about 2:00 p.m. on the 19, of September, 1863, maintaining this position for some time until forced to retire to a new position in the open field to its left and rear, where it successfully resisted every effort of the enemy to dislodge it. The regiment also assisted in the recapture of a portion of a battery near this place. On the 20, its position was changed to the left about three-fourths of a mile where it again suffered severe and additional losses.

Effective force of Regiment September 19, 176.

Casualties:
Killed: Officers 4. Enlisted men 9.
Wounded: Officers 6. Enlisted men 47.
Captured or missing: Officers 2. Enlisted men 43.

Aggregate loss 111
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Erected 1895 by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1079.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.257′ N, 85° 15.673′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated near the site of the battle era, log school house. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along the LaFayette Road, map site #257". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wood's Division (a few steps from this marker); Heg's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 25th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
this marker); 35th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "6' x 6' at base and 21' high, the polished dark grey granite monument consists of a column on a pedestal and two-step base. Pedestal and shaft are incribed with lettering and designs. Atop column is large carved 5-point star."

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).”
 
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument looking north along the LaFayette Road.
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the back side of the monument, situated in a clearing, very near the edge of the woods.
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument looking south along the LaFayette Road.
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the southeast side of the monument. Note the inscription by the company that sculpted the monument, on the corner of the lower base of the monument.
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
9. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
A closer view of just the base of the southeast side of the monument. Note the inscription by the company that sculpted the monument, on the lower corner of the monument.
15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
10. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the inscription by the company that sculpted the monument, on the lower southeast corner of the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 368 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on March 26, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   10. submitted on March 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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