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13th Michigan Infantry

Buell's Brigade

 

— Wood's Division —

 
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1. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Thirteenth Michigan
Infantry
Noon, September 20th, 1863

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-895.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 55.38′ N, 85° 16.156′ W. Marker was in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker could be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road north of Dyer Road, on the left 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 on the west side of the Dyer Field and is best reached from the hiking trail that runs south off Snodgrass Hill. Touch for map. Marker was 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 location. 3rd Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (a few steps from this marker); Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Battery B, 26th Pennsylvania
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By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
According to the Chickamauga Battlefield Map, this marker should have been situated somewhere between the two markers viewed in this picture, the 26th Ohio Infantry (seen in the foreground), and the 8th Indiana Battery (seen in the distant background).
(within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 7th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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).”

Although this marker is listed on the Chickamauga Battlefield Map, and its location is printed on the map, it does not exist. When I went to the west end of the Dyer Field, there was no sign of it ever having been there. When I checked the National Park Services website, that provided the database for the, List of Classified Structures, it was not included, not even listed. However, when I checked the records at the Chickamauga Battlefield Visitor Center, I did find it listed, and I have included a copy of the official record for this marker, along with the written in notation that this marker "no longer exists."
 
Additional comments.
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 in, and around, the Chattanooga - Chickamauga Battlefield, National Military Parks. Therefore, this marker was added to complete a commonly used list of such markers, and because of National Park Service provided documentation stating that it is considered a
13th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
View of page 895 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga ”MT-numbered” listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
war memorial by a number of authorities, rendering this marker in compliance with stated Historical Marker Database editorial guidelines.
    — Submitted August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 8, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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