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

Lytle's Brigade

Sheridan's Division

 

—McCook's Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. Lytle's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Text on the first tablet:

Lytle's Brigade
Sheridan's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General William H. Lytle.
Colonel Silas Miller.
September 20th, 1863, 11 a.m.

36th Illinois - Colonel Silas Miller - Lieutenant Colonel Porter C. Olson.
88th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Chadbourne.
21st Michigan - Colonel William B. McCreery - Major Seymour Chase.
24th Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel Theodore S. West - Major Carl Von Baumbach.
Indiana Light Artillery, 11th Battery - Captain Arnold Sutermeister

C

Text on the second tablet:
C

The Brigade moving from Widow Glenn's occupied this position about 11 a.m. supporting Laiboldt's Brigade, which had charged forward to assist Davis' Division then heavily engaged in the woods beyond the foot of the slope near the road. The Union troops in front being overwhelmed were driven over this line, and while rallying his Brigade on this ground General Lytle was killed. The Brigade was subsequently forced entirely off the field, losing one section of its battery.

Casualties: killed 55; wounded 321; captured or missing 90; total 466.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. Lytle's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-617.)
 
Location. 34° 54.681′ N, 85° 16.115′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This tablet is located a short distance off the south side of the roadway. 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. 21st Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan's Division (a few steps from this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 11th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 11th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. Lytle's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. Lytle's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking east along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. Lytle's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet looking west along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
6. Lytle's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet on the south side of the roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 126 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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