Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
5th Wisconsin Battery
1st Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps.
Erected 1895 by State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1071.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1863.
Location. 34° 54.454′ N, 85° 16.396′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), very near the Wilder Tower. 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. 22nd Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 1st Wisconsin Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Battalion, Ohio Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Ohio Cavalry (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 marker is a monument that is, “On a three-piece base are a pair of carved cannon carriage wheels with a rock-faced cylinder between them that incorporates a lettered bronze scroll. Overall dimensions are 7' x 7' x 7'."
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 tablet and the tablet'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 October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 283 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.