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

1st Wisconsin Infantry

2nd Brigade

 

1st Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. 1st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

1st.
Wisconsin
Infantry.

2nd. Brigade.
1st. Division.
14th. Corps.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel George B. Bingham commanding, after marching all night of September 18th, 1863, being the advance of Thomas' Corps in its march from the right via Crawfish Springs, arrived at or near the south end of the Kelly Field at daybreak, and was soon ordered to advance. After moving about one mile east of this position in the vicinity of the Winfrey House, it encountered the enemy in overwhelming force, and was obliged to retire a short distance, with the loss of three officers killed and a number of enlisted men killed, wounded, and missing. Regaining about the same position in the afternoon, it remained there until 9:00 p.m., taking part in what is known as the night fight. On the morning of the 20th, occupied this position in Thomas' line of battle, taking an active part in repulsing the enemy in his assaults until 5:30 p.m. when ordered to retire. On the morning of the 21st, went into position on battery hill at the entrance to Rossville Gap. On the 22nd was deployed as skirmishers in the rear of the army on its withdrawal to Chattanooga.

Casualties.

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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. 1st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
Killed: officers 4, enlisted men 23. Wounded: officers 5, enlisted men 79. Missing: officers 4, enlisted men 73. Aggregate loss: officers 13, enlisted men 175.
 
Erected 1894 by the State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1075.)
 
Location. 34° 55.892′ N, 85° 15.264′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the 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 on Battleline Road, map site #57”. 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. 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. 1st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
distance of this marker); Starkweather's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (about 300 feet away). 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, “6'6" x 3'6" x 10' high , monument is largely rock-faced with relief carving of rifle, flags, and cap on base, raised letter panel on shaft, and an acorn in relief on castellated cap. Lettered bronze panel and bronze state seal on rear.”

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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. 1st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
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 April 4, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. 1st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along the Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. 1st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the monument (seen just beyond the two cannons) looking north along the Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
7. 1st Wisconsin Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 22, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 27, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 209 times since then and 58 times this year. Last updated on May 21, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 27, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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