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

21st Michigan Infantry

Lytle's Brigade

— Sheridan's Division —

 
 
21st Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. 21st Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
Inscription.  
Michigan
To her Twenty-First Regiment of Infantry.
Commanded
by Colonel William B. McCreery; Major Seymour Chase.
Lytle's Brigade, Sheridan's Division, McCook's Corps.
This monument marks the position where the regiment performed its most
important service, during the engagement, September 20th, 1863.

Casualties,
Engaged 311, Killed 16, Wounded 73, Missing 17, Total Loss 106.

On the 19th, the regiment with its brigade marched from Pond Spring, coming
into line of battle at Crawfish Springs, advancing to Lee and Gordon's Mill, that night
moved to the left taking position at the Glenn House, thence to this position about
11 o'clock, September 20th.

In the Campaigns of Chattanooga it performed important Engineer service.

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-897.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.677′ N, 85° 16.11′ W. Marker
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is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling east. This monument is located a short distance off the south side of the roadway. 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. 24th Wisconsin Infantry (here, next to this marker); Lytle's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); To Where Lytle Fell (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 11th Indiana Battery (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, “8' x 6' x 10', monument consists of battered, rock-faced base, smooth-fronted midsection with bronze inscription plaque and a high rock-faced top, which incorporates bronze state seal. Originally topped by bronze eagle. ... Monument is missing a bronze eagle, a bronze relief panel with rifle, and an unidentified bronze piece.”

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21st Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 21st Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
locating this monument 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).”
 
21st Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photo taken from Charles Eugene Belknap's book on Michigan units, published 1899
3. 21st Michigan Infantry Marker
View of monument as it originally appeared, showing now missing bronze eagle on top of the monument and plaque showing missing bronze relief panel with rifle on the side.
21st Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. 21st Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
21st Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. 21st Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking west along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
21st Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
6. 21st Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the monument, next to the Lytle's Division tablet, looking east along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
21st Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
7. 21st Michigan Infantry Marker
A distant view of the monument looking east along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   3. submitted on August 25, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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