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

21st Michigan Infantry Detachments

Lytle's Brigade

 

—Sheridan's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments Marker
Inscription.
21st
Michigan
Infantry Detachments
Lieutenants A.E. Barr
and C.E. Belknap
Commanding

On the morning of September 20th, this detachment was the extreme right of Sheridan's Division, rallying from skirmish line about the Glenn House, separated from main command, surrounded by the enemy, they held this position more than one hour until relieved by Wilder's Brigade. Julius O. Campbell, Private Company H, right of the skirmish line was killed in the road south near the base of this hill.
 
Erected 1895 by State of Michigan. (Marker Number MT-896.)
 
Location. 34° 54.431′ N, 85° 16.354′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), just south of the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located on the Chickamauga Battlefield near the
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments Marker
Close up view of the text that is affixed to the front side of the monument.
Wilder Brigade Monument (or Widow Glenn's House site) at map site #235". 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. Wilder´s Defense (a few steps from this marker); Wilder Brigade Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Wisconsin Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 marker is, “4' x 1'6" x 10' high, the monument is a rock-faced vertical slab with a bronze inscription tablet and a bronze state seal."

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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments Marker
View of the front side of the monument, looking south along a NPS walkway, looking away from the nearby Wilder Tower.
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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments Marker
View of the back side of the monument, looking north along a NPS walkway, looking towards the nearby Wilder Tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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