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

Willich's Brigade.

Johnson's Division

 

—McCook's Corps —

 
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. Willich's Brigade. Marker
Inscription.
Willich's Brigade
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General August Willich

September 20, 1863, morning

89th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Duncan J. Hall.
89th Illinois - Major William D. Williams.
32nd Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer.
39th Indiana - Colonel Thomas J. Harrison detached.
15th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Askew.
49th Ohio - Major Samuel F. Gray.
49th Ohio - Captain Luther M. Strong.
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A - Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed.

The brigade formed on this ground as the reserve of its division. Upon the first advance of the Confederates it moved to the line in front , and assisted in repulsing them. It then returned to its position in reserve and took part in checking the advance of Breckinridge's division into the Kelly field. In this action Goodspeed's battery took prominent part.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-654.)
 
Location. 34° 55.741′ N, 85° 15.322′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. Willich's Brigade. Marker
View of the tablet looking northeast toward the 6th Indiana monument and the Battleline Road.
Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The tablet is located about midway in the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. 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. 89th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 5th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. Willich's Brigade. Marker
View of the tablet looking east towards the Battleline Road and the line of trees just beyond the roadway.
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
 
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. Willich's Brigade. Marker
View of the tablet looking southeast towards the Battleline Road.
Willich's Brigade. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. Willich's Brigade. Marker
View of the tablet (backside) looking south along the Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 2, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 2, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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