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

21st Wisconsin Infantry

Starkweather's Brigade

 

— Baird's Division —

 
21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
1. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
21st Wisconsin
Infantry
10 A.M. September 19, 1863.

 
Erected 1895 by the State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1082.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 55.693′ N, 85° 14.8′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey Field. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods near Winfrey Field, map site #72". 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. 4th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); a different
21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
2. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the marker.
marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croxton's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). 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 marker and the marker'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).”

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 19, 1863."
 
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,
21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
3. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker, at the edge of the clearing, at the end of the secondary park hiking trail.
and because of National Park Service provided documentation stating that it is considered a war memorial by a number of authorities, rendering this marker in compliance with stated Historical Marker Database editorial guidelines.
    — Submitted August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
 
21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 24, 2019
4. 21st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Another view of the featured marker, at the edge of the clearing, at the end of the secondary park hiking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 18, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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