Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
8th Wisconsin Battery
— Davis' Division —
2 Napoleons, 4 3" Rifles.
Heg's Brigade, Davis' Division, McCook's Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieutenant John D. McLean, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Obadiah German.
2nd Lieutenant Henry L. Wheeler.
2nd Lieutenant Thomas B. McNair.
The Battery with Meg's and Carlin's Brigades of Davis' Division arrived at Widow Glenn's soon after noon and reported to General Rosecrans. The Division was ordered to the front and soon became hotly engaged with the enemy in the timber northeast of Viniard's. The Battery came into position on this ground, by order of General Davis, and remained during the afternoon without becoming seriously engaged, and encamped on this part of the field during the night. The Battery was not actively engaged on the 20th and retired to McFarland's Gap soon after noon, and to Rossville at night. No casualties.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1072.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.417′ N, 85° 16.339′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), between the roadway and a nearby parking lot, south of 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. A different marker also named 8th Wisconsin Battery (here, next to this marker); Wilder´s Defense (a few steps from this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder Brigade Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Board of Trade 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 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 July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.