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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

13th Michigan Infantry

1st Brigade - Buell

 

1st Division - Wood

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Michigan
To Her
Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry
Commanded By
Colonel Joshua B. Culver,
Major Willard G. Eaton.
Buell's Brigade.
Wood's Division.
Crittenden's Corps

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This monument marks the position
where the regiment performed
its most important service,
Sept. 19th, 1863. Casualties
Engaged 217 Killed 14
Wounded 68 Missing 25
Total loss 107. On the 18th of
Sept. 1863, the regiment occupied
a position near Lee and Gordon's
Mill. On the 19th at 2:30 p.m.,
moved to this position, where it
was engaged until dark. On the
20th, moved with its brigade to
the left where it was engaged
near the right flank of the army
until night closed the battle.


 
Erected 1895 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-894.)
 
Location. 34° 54.203′ N, 85° 15.656′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is
13th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "Located on the Chickamauga Battlefield in Viniard Field, map site #253". Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); Buell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); Davis' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (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, "6' x 3' x 8', the monument has a rock-faced base of brown
13th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
and grey granite supporting shaft with inscribed, smooth-faced front. Sculpted solider leans against shaft and sites his rifle over top."

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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
13th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
13th Michigan Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
The featured monument (closest monument seen in picture) is situated at the northern end of a line of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that mark the unit battleline positions, north to south, across what was once the Viniard Field.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument (seen in the foreground) is situated at the northern end of a line of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that mark the unit battleline positions, north to south, across what was once the Viniard Field.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the backside of the monument, with the LaFayette Road in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
View looking east of the front side of the monument with the Viniard Road in the background.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
9. 13th Michigan Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking northwest, with a view of the LaFayette and Viniard Roads intersection in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 82 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on March 22, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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