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

Willich's Brigade

Johnson's Division

— McCook's Corps —

 
 
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
1. Willich's Brigade Marker
Inscription.  
Willich's Brigade
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General August Willich
September 20, 1863, 4:30 p.m.

89th Illinois - Major William D. Williams.
32nd Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer.
39th Indiana - Colonel Thomas J. Harrison detached.
15th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Askew.
49th Ohio - Major Samuel F. Gray.
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A - Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed.

During the afternoon Willich's Brigade starting from its position as the reserve of Johnson's Division moved around the forest skirting the Kelly Field, and about 4:30 p.m. took position in the woods southwest of the Kelly House, facing the Confederates at Poe's, and partially filling the Gap in the line between Reynold's right and the troops on Snodgrass Hill. Upon the withdrawal of the Kelly Field line Willich's Brigade moved northwestwardly through the woods to the high ground west of the Mullis House about sunset, where it formed part of the line posted to cover the withdrawal. Losses September 19th and 20th: killed 63; wounded 355; captured
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and missing 117; total 535.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-655.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.68′ N, 85° 15.634′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Poe Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, at the southern edge of the field that is across the street from Kelly Field. 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. Johnson's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away); Route of Croxton's Brigade (about 400 feet away); To The Opening of the Battle (about 400 feet away); 19th Indiana Battery (about 500 feet away); 68th Indiana Infantry (about 600 feet away); 20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (about 700 feet away); Route of Baird's and Johnson's Division (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
2. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet at the southern edge of the field, with several deer nearby.
sectionhead>More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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 the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
3. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet at the edge of the field, just off of a, cut grass, park trail, at the tree line.
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
4. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, in a small clearing, at the edge of the tree line.
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
5. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, towards the Lafayette Road.
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
6. Willich's Brigade Marker
Willich's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 30, 2018
7. Willich's Brigade Marker
View of the official park documentation for MT-655, taken from the National Park Service's "List of Classified Structures," kept on record in the offices at the National Military Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. It was originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 155 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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