Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
—McCook's Corps —
Sheridan's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigader General William H. Lytle.
September 19th, 1863, 4 P.M., 1st Position
36th Illinois - Colonel Silas Miller.
88th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Chadbourne.
21st Michigan - Colonel William B. McCreery.
24th Wisconsin - Lieutenant Colonel Theodore S. West.
11th Indiana Battery - Captain Arnold Sutermeister
When Sheridan's Division moved towards Viniard's from this position, Lytle's Brigade was left to guard the bridge and the ford.
The 88th Illinois and 21st Michigan with two sections of the Battery were posted at the ford near the Mills. The 36th Illinois and 24th Wisconsin with the remaining section were placed on the higher ground to the left on the Chattanooga Road.
The position was felt by the enemy's skirmishers but not attacked.
At 3:30 A.M. of the 20th the Brigade moved north on the Chattanooga Road to Viniard's and thence with its Division to the high ground next west of Widow Glenn's.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-615.)
Location. 34° 52.997′ Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the high ground, over looking the Lee-Gordon Mill, and is situated less than a mile south of the LaFayette Road, on residential property. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker); 3rd Georgia Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 88th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Lee and Gordon's Mill (within shouting distance of this marker); 3rd Confederate Georgia Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 10, 2014, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.