Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
10th Wisconsin Infantry
— 1st Division —
Text on the Front Side of Monument:
1st. Brigade, 1st. Division,
Text on the Back Side of Monument:
This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel John H. Ely commanding, arrived at daybreak September 19th, 1863, on Lafayette Road south of Kelly Field. Advanced about 8:00 a.m. one mile to Winfrey Field, sustaining fire until overwhelming force turned its right flank, and compelled the regiment to retire. Reformed some distance to the rear. Participated in night fight. September 20th, occupied this position, built temporary barricades, and repulsed many stubborn attacks of enemy at intervals during the day. Late in the day Lieutenant Colonel John H. Ely was mortally wounded. The regiment not having received orders to withdraw held this barricade until nearly dark, when it received a flank and rear fire from the enemy and was forced to retire. Killed: officers 2. enlisted men 9. wounded: officers 3. enlisted men 52. missing: officers 13. enlisted men 132. total loss 211: total engaged 240.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.99′ N, 85° 15.322′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is at the intersection of Battleline Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south on Battleline Road. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located at the extreme northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service the, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Battleline Road, map site #55”. 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. 18th United States Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 15th United States Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Hardship on the Union Line (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Baird's Division (within shouting distance 16th United States Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); J. King'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, “Stone sculpture of an infantryman holding flag on pedestal. Pedestal consists of double block, tapering inscribed stone, and rock-faced foundation stone. Overall dimensions: 6' x 6' x 16'.”
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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on September 27, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 303 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9. submitted on August 19, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.