Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
21st Michigan Infantry Detachments
— Sheridan's Division —
Lieutenants A.E. Barr and C.E. Belknap
On the morning of September 20th, this detachment was the extreme right of Sheridan's Division, rallying from skirmish line about the Glenn House, separated from main command, surrounded by the enemy, they held this position more than one hour until relieved by Wilder's Brigade. Julius O. Campbell, Private Company H, right of the skirmish line was killed in the road south near the base of this hill.
Erected 1895 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-896.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.431′ N, 85° 16.354′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Memorial is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker 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 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. Wilder´s Defense (a few steps from this marker); Wilder Brigade Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder'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 marker is, “4' x 1'6" x 10' high, the monument is a rock-faced vertical slab with a bronze inscription tablet and a bronze state seal."
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 October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.