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

Wilder's Brigade

Reynold's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps —

 
Wilder's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. Wilder's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Wilder's Brigade (Mounted Infantry)
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John T. Wilder.
September 19, 1863, 4 a.m. 1st Position
92d Illinois - Colonel Smith D. Atkins.
98th Illinois - Colonel John J. Funkhouser.
123rd Illinois - Colonel James Monroe.
17th Indiana - Major William T. Jones.
72nd Indiana - Colonel Abram O. Miller.
18th Indiana Battery - Captain Eli Lilly.

This Brigade was detached from its Division. After opposing the enemy during the 18th at the Alexander Bridge crossing, and assisting Minty's Cavalry Brigade in resisting the crossing at Reed's Bridge, it fell back before Hood's advance and remained on this line during the night of the 18th, in close contact with the enemy, observing the roads from the various crossings of the Chickamauga. The 92d Illinois was with General Reynolds.

At 4 a.m. of the 19th the Brigade withdrew to the edge of the woods west of the Viniard House.

From this position it took part throughout the afternoon, and, in succession, at nearly all points on the line, in the battle which raged about Viniard's from 2 o'clock till sundown.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker
Wilder's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. Wilder's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking west along the Viniard Road, and the nearby roadside parking.
Number MT-649.)
 
Location. 34° 54.103′ N, 85° 15.083′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located on the south side of the roadway, and short distance east of the roadside parking area. 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. 18th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buckner's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); McNair's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hood's Division (about 300 feet away); 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. In locating this tablet 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
Wilder's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. Wilder's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking east along the Viniard Road.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 110 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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