Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
11th Michigan Infantry
Stanley's Brigade Negley's Division
11th Regiment Infantry
Lieut. Col. Melvin Mudge,
Text on Right side of Monument:
11th Michigan Infantry,
Whose statue surmounts this shaft
Commanded Stanley's Brigade during
the last half day of this battle.
Text on back side of Monument:
Stevens' Gap, at 3 P.M., Sept. 8th, 1863, as vanguard
of the 14th A.C. That afternoon it was engaged
with Confederate Cavalry near Bailey's Cross-
Roads. In the morning of the 11th it was
in action in front of Dug Gap, and in
the afternoon at Davis' Cross-Roads.
On the morning of the 19th it
assisted in opposing Helm's Brigade
at Glass Mill. In the afternoon
it assisted in restoring the
lines west of Brotherton's.
In the evening it was engaged
in Brotherton's Field.
the woods west of the Kelly Field to the
support of John Beatty's Brigade. Where
about 9:30 A.M. in line with the 19th Illinois
and the 18th Ohio, it advanced against
Adams' Brigade which was driven from the
field and across McDonald's clearing,
assisting in the capture of many
prisoners including its commanding officer,
General D. W. Adams. It was then ordered to its
left, and reached this point at 12 noon. Here it
was desperately engaged nearly six hours.
It held this line till after the battle.
From 4 A.M. Sept. 21st to 4 A.M. Sept. 22nd this
regiment held the line across the road at
the east end of Rossville Gap.
Erected 1895 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-890.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 8, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.662′ N, 85° 16.102′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass 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. Stanley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Negley's Division (a few steps from this marker); 31st Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (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, “4'6" x 4'6" x 15' high, monument features stone statue of officer on smooth-faced tapering pedestal, which rests on 2-step rock-faced base. Pedestal has inscription on front and state seal on back.”
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).”
Regarding 11th Michigan Infantry. It should be noted that this monument displays a bronze bas-relief artwork, that depicts the combat action that this regiment saw from this position.
When discussing Battlefield Monuments, the National Park Service offers this special insight: "Of special interest are bronze bas-relief plaques attached to many monuments. These depict battle scenes based on veterans' eyewitness
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