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

Wilder's Brigade

Reynolds’ Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Wilder's Brigade Marker
View of both of the tablets.
Inscription. Text on the first tablet:

Wilder's Brigade.
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John T. Wilder.
September 20, 1863, 11:30 A.M.


92nd Illinois - Colonel Smith D. Atkins.
98th Illinois - Colonel John J. Funkhouser.
98th Illinois - Lieutenant Colonel Edward Kitchell.
123rd Illinois - Colonel James Monroe.
72nd Indiana - Colonel Abram O. Miller.
17th Indiana - Major William T. Jones.
18th Indiana Battery - Captain Eli Lilly.

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Text on the second tablet:

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Early on the 20th the Brigade was posted on the east slope of the ridge west of the Crawfish Springs Road with the 39th Indiana mounted Infantry of Willich's Brigade on its left. Upon the attack of Hindman's Division, upon the Union troops near Widow Glenn's, Wilder charged, dismounted, upon Hindman's left flank, and forced the left of Manigault's Brigade back across the Lafayette Road. Subsequently the Brigade withdrew to the ridge west of the Crawfish Springs Road, and later to Chattanooga Valley, where it covered the withdrawal of troops and transportation to Chattanooga.

Casualties during the battle: killed 13; wounded 94; captured or missing 18; total 125.
 
Erected
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Wilder's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-651.)
 
Location. 34° 54.453′ N, 85° 16.344′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This tablet 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 northeast of the Wilder Tower. 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. 18th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 98th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Widow Glenn's House Site (a few steps from this marker); Wilder Brigade Monument (a few steps from this marker); 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (a few steps from this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker.
Wilder's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Wilder's Brigade Marker
Close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
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 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).”
 
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
 
Wilder's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Wilder's Brigade Marker
View, looking north, of the featured tablets, situated just to the east of a row of regimental monuments and markers.
Wilder's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Wilder's Brigade Marker
View of the featured tablets, looking east.
Wilder's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Wilder's Brigade Marker
View of the featured tablets, looking south, toward the base of the Wilder Tower.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 168 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 20, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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