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

Lytle's Brigade

Sheridan's Division

 

—McCook's Corps —

 
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Lytle's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Lytle's Brigade
Sheridan's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigader General William H. Lytle.
September 20th, 1863, morning

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

Before daylight September 20th the Brigade was brought from Lee and Gordon's Mill to this position and formed with Laiboidt's Brigade on its right and Bradley's (Walworth's) in reserve. About 11 o'clock Laiboldt was ordered to the vicinity of the Tan Yard. General Sheridan was ordered to proceed with his remaining brigades to General Thomas. He moved double-quick, Lytle's Brigade being in advance.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number M-616.)
 
Location. 34° 54.504′ N, 85° 16.326′ 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 marker is located in the national park
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Lytle's Brigade Marker
View of the tablet, looking east, along a park pathway, in the middle of the woods.
that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), north of the Wilder Tower, in a thickly wooded area, along a pathway. 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. 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Widow Glenn's House Site (about 300 feet away); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (about 300 feet away); 98th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); Wilder's Brigade (about 300 feet away). 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 tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to
Lytle's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Lytle's Brigade Marker
View of the backside of the tablet, looking west, situated in the midst of a wooded area.
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
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 136 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 21, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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