Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
3rd Wisconsin Battery
Van Cleve's Division
11:30 A.M. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1895 by the State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1070.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.37′ N, 85° 16.149′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is located on the high ground in the west side of the Dyer Field and is best reached from the hiking trail that runs south off Snodgrass Hill. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in North Dyer Field, map site #165". 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. A different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (here, next to this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 7th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away). 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 marker is, “A simple rectangular slab of granite measuring 1'6" x 1' x 3'. The slanted top carries a raised letter inscription. Marks unit's position at 11:00 a.m. on September 20, 1863."
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).”
1. Inclusion in the Historical Marker Database
This marker is deemed eligible for inclusion in the Historical Marker Database under the clause for allowable exceptions to the Editorial Guidelines when the marker's inclusion is "adding to a series of bona fide historical markers with one that would otherwise not qualify." This marker is part of the National Park Service's series of MT-numbered markers that are found in the areas of Civil War military operations that are situated
— Submitted August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 93 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.