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

24th Wisconsin Infantry

Lytle's Brigade

 

—Sheridan's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on the front side of the monument:

24th
Wisconsin
Infantry.

Lytle's Brigade.
Sheridan's Division.
McCook's Corps.

The missing text from the back side of the monument:

This regiment, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Theodore S. West, on the morning of September 19th, 1863, left camp near Pond Spring, and went into line of battle near Lee and Gordon's Mill, with orders to hold the ford of Chickamauga Creek. On the 20th at 3:00 a.m. marched to position near Widow Glenn's house. About eleven o'clock moved rapidly a quarter of a mile toward the left, where the enemy was driven back, and had already pierced our lines. The regiment with its brigade, charged the enemy under a terrific fire, and gained this position which was held for nearly half an hour. About that time the enemy moved a heavy force upon the left flank of the brigade compelling all to retire.

Casualties: Killed or mortally wounded 18; Wounded not mortally 65; Captured or missing not wounded 29; Total 112.

The regiment was organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and mustered into U.S. Service, August 22, 1862. Mustered out June 10, 1865.
 
Erected 1899 by the State of Wisconsin. (Marker Number MT-1083.)
 
Location.
24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.
34° 54.677′ N, 85° 16.11′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located a short distance off the roadway, to the north, in a clearing. 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 (here, next to this marker); Lytle's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of 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. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “5' x 5' at base and 14'8" high, the monument consists of bronze statue of soldier loading his rifle on a tapering smooth-faced pedestal, which rests on a rock-faced base. Pedestal has raised lettering
24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the back-left side of the monument.
and a 5-pointed star in relief.”

In locating this monument 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the back side of the monument, where the missing plaque with the monument's text should be affixed to the monument.
24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View if the monument, looking northeast to the position of the 11th Indiana Battery.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
6. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking east along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
7. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking west along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
8. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View, looking north from the roadway, of the monument situated in a roadside clearing in the woods.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
9. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
View of rehab work being done on the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
10. 24th Wisconsin Infantry Marker
Close-up view of rehab work being done on the monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on August 24, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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