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

Wilder Brigade Monument

Reynolds’ Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Wilder Brigade Monument
Inscription. Text on stone inscription, top, front (west) outer wall of the monument:

Wilder's Lightning Brigade
Mounted Infantry
4th Division -- Reynolds
14th Corps -- Thomas

Text on stone inscription, right side of front (west) outer wall of the monument:

Colonel John T. Wilder, Commanding
Captain Alex A. Rige, Assistant Adjutant General
1st Lieutenant John T. Drury, 17th Indiana, Ordnance Officer
1st Lieutenant Henry S. Dewey, 72d Indiana, Commissary
1st Lieutenant John B. Grick, 72d Indiana, Inspector
1st Lieutenant Finney D. Preston, 98th Illinois, Quartermaster
1st Lieutenant Oscar F. Bane, 123d Illinois, Aide-de-Camp
1st Lieutenant Jacob R. Harding, 123d Illinois, Provost Marshal
Private Henry W. Tutewiler, 17th Indiana, Orderly
Private John J. Nesbitt, 17th Indiana, Orderly
Private Frank Wheaton, 17th Indiana, Orderly
Private Abram Gantwell, 17th Indiana, Orderly

The Brigade crossing the Cumberlands with the general advance of the army, took part in the diversion above Chattanooga and shelled the city from Stringer's Ridge August 18. September 9 it crossed the Tennessee at Friar's Island, the 92d Illinois detached, having been the first to enter the city from Lookout Valley, and was engaged until
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Wilder Brigade Monument
View, looking northeast, of the Wilder Brigade Monument, situated at the summit of the Glenn Hill, with the Glenn-Viniard Road in the foreground.
the 16th with ...

Text on stone inscription, right side of front (west) outer wall of the monument:

Brigade record in the campaigns continued
...Bragg's Cavalry in the vicinity of Ringgold, Tunnel Hill, Leet's Tan Yard, and Lee and Gordon's Mill. September 18 defeated purpose of Walker's Corps to cross the Chickamauga at Alexander's Bridge, and also assisted Minty's Brigade in resisting Bushrod Johnson's crossing at Reed's Bridge. Night of the 18 held the roads east of Viniard's leading to fords of the Chickamauga. During the 19th heavily and successfully engaged at Viniard's. The 92d Illinois being detached and operating with General Reynolds at Poe's. At noon of the 20th charged the left of Hindman's Division at the point driving Manigault's Brigade east of the LaFayette road. Returning to this position it formed facing northwardly and checked the advance of Hindman's center and left beyond the crests to the west. Subsequently it moved on the roads west of Lytle Station via Devotti's to Chattanooga Valley where it joined the cavalry covering the general movement of the Army to Chattanooga.

Text on stone inscription, upper leftt side of right (south) outer wall of the monument:

123d Illinois Infantry
Colonel James Monroe
Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Biggs
Major James A. Connolly
Adjutant
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Wilder Brigade Monument
View of the front entrance to the Wilder Brigade Tower, with the main inscribed text directly above the door entrance, and secondary inscribed texts to the left and right of the door.
Leander H. Hamlin
Surgeon John M. Phipps
Assistant Surgeon Henry A. Kelso
Assistant Surgeon Alvin Ballon
Chaplain Joshua K. Spear
Company A.
Captain James B. Hill
1st Lieutenant Oscar F. Bane
2d Lieutenant Alex P. McNutt
Company B.
Captain Edward Talbott
1st Lieutenant Mahlon Votaw
2d Lieutenant Charles Conzet
Company C.
Captain Clark C. Starkweather
1st Lieutenant Thomas Bane
2d Lieutenant William D. Horner
Company D.
Captain James L. Hart
1st Lieutenant Charles V. Decker
2d Lieutenant Franklin M. Rhodes
Company E.
Captain Zachariah H. McCubbins
1st Lieutenant Jacob R. Harding
2d Lieutenant William A. Applegate
Company F.
Captain Calvin B. York
1st Lieutenant William H. Delong
2d Lieutenant James Biggs
Company G.
Captain Reson L. Lovelage
1st Lieutenant Henry C. Howell
2d Lieutenant John A. Woolford
Captain John W. Champ
1st Lieutenant William H. House
2d Lieutenant Charles W. Houghton
Company I.
Captain William E. Adams
1st Lieutenant William E. McDonald
2d Lieutenant Gregory R. Hawkins
Company K.
Captain Owen Wiley
1st Lieutenant John M. Eastin
2d Lieutenant William Bell

Text on stone inscription, upper right side of right (south) outer
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the main text, inscribed in the stone, situated directly above the front entrance to the Wilder Tower.
wall of the monument:


18th Indiana Battery
—————————————

Captain Eli Lilly
1st Lieutenant Joseph A. Scott
1st Lieutenant Moses M. Beck
2nd Lieutenant William B. Rippetoe
2nd Lieutenant Martin J. Miller

Text on stone inscription, upper left side of back (east) outer wall of the monument:

72d Indiana Infantry
Colonel Abram O. Miller
Lieutenant Colonel Samuel C. Kirkpatrick
Major Henry M. Carr
Adjutant William K. Byrns
Quarter Master Henry S. Dewey
Surgeon James L. Morrow
Assistant Surgeon William C. Cole
Assistant Surgeon Elias B. Stearns
Chaplin Isaac Dela Mater

Company A.
Captain Andrew J. Klepser
1st Lieutenant Lewis Gross
2d Lieutenant Mark Aschaffenburg
Company B.
Captain William P. Herron
1st Lieutenant Robert Maxwell
2d Lieutenant Charles M. Robinson
Company C.
Captain James E. Robinson
1st Lieutenant John Glaze
2d Lieutenant George Geiger
Company D.
Captain Chester C. Thompson
1st Lieutenant Robert M. Sims
2d Lieutenant Arius U. Craven
Company E.
Captain Lawson S. Kilborn
1st Lieutenant Lewis C. Priest
2d Lieutenant William H. Mahan
Company
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated to the left, above the front entrance to the Wilder Tower.
F.
Captain James L. Dalton
1st Lieutenant Johnson Parker
2d Lieutenant Moses Nowls
Company G.
Captain Adam Pinkerton
1st Lieutenant John C. Crick
2d Lieutenant Jacobs M. Gladden
Company H.
Captain Robert B. Hanna
1st Lieutenant John C. Scott
2d Lieutenant Hugh H. Stafford
Company I.
Captain William H. McMurtry
1st Lieutenant Robert A. Vance
2d Lieutenant Henry C. Cassel
Company K.
Captain Richard H. McIntire
1st Lieutenant James W. Davis
2d Lieutenant Carey M. Layne

Text on stone inscription, upper right side of back (east) outer wall of the monument:

98th Illinois Infantry
Colonel John J. Funkhouser
Lieutenant Colonel Edward Kitchell
Major David D. Marquiss
Adjutant George B. Thatcher
Quarter Master Finnet D. Preston
Surgeon Henry C. McAllister
Assistant Surgeon Allen T. Barnes
Chaplin Allen McFarland

Company A.
Captain John Funkhouser
1st Lieutenant Austin W. Stanford
2d Lieutenant James R. Maxwell
Company B.
Captain William E. Hofman
1st Lieutenant William C. Rickard
2d Lieutenant Austin Junkins
Company C.
Captain William McCraken
1st Lieutenant John P. Powell
2d Lieutenant Henry S. Watson
Company D.
Captain William Wood
1st
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated to the right, above the front entrance to the Wilder Tower.
Lieutenant William G. Young
2d Lieutenant Achilles M. Brown
Company E.
Captain Ira A. Flood
1st Lieutenant George B. Sweet
2d Lieutenant John Boes
Company F.
Captain Albert W. Legrone
1st Lieutenant Thomas J. Smith
2d Lieutenant William W. Ashbaugh
Company G.
Captain Fredrick A. Johns
1st Lieutenant Edwin E. Sellers
2d Lieutenant George W. Boggess
Company H.
Captain George Moutray
1st Lieutenant Ephraim Martin
2d Lieutenant Andrew Bleakly
Company I.
Captain William H. Wade
1st Lieutenant Laurence Banta
2d Lieutenant Francis M. Selby
Company K.
Captain Thomas W. Scott
1st Lieutenant Alfred H. Wood
2d Lieutenant Addison Webb

Text on stone inscription, upper left side of left (north) outer wall of the monument:

17th Indiana Infantry
Major William T. Jones Commanding
Acting Adjutant John J. Howard
Surgeon Sam E. Munford
Assistant Surgeon G. W. H. Kemper
Assistant Surgeon John B. Larkin
Chaplin Safety Layton

Company A.
Captain Henry Henly
1st Lieutenant Charles H. McCarty
2d Lieutenant Nicholas S. Smith
Company B.
CaptainJohn C. Lamson
1st Lieutenant James H. McDowell
2d Lieutenant Francis M. Cowan
Company C.
Captain Emanuel
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. Wilder Brigade Monument
View of the south and east sides of the base structure of the Wilder Tower. Each side having two flat stones inscribed with text.
R. Hawn
1st Lieutenant Jesse Goad

Company D.
Captain William A. Owens
1st Lieutenant John J. Howard
2d Lieutenant James N. Wagoner
Company E.
Captain John J. Weiler
1st Lieutenant Cyrus J. Ward
2d Lieutenant James K. Ward
Company F.
Captain John R. Fiscus
1st Lieutenant George F. Hayden
2d Lieutenant John W. Collins
Company G.
Captain Charles J. Stewart
1st Lieutenant Francis M. Vanpelt
2d Lieutenant Emery W. Clifford
Company H.
Captain Jacob G. Vail
1st Lieutenant John T. Drury
2d Lieutenant Michael Mongoven
Company I.
Captain James N. Anderson
1st Lieutenant James B. Patton

Company K.
Captain Silas W. Boswell
1st Lieutenant John L. Jones
2d Lieutenant Henry H. Smith

 
Erected 1892 by privately raised funds, much of which came from Wilder's men. (Marker Number MT-453-61.)
 
Location. 34° 54.447′ N, 85° 16.351′ 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 monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
8. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated on the upper left side of the right (south) outer wall of the Wilder Tower.
(Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), on the top of Glenn Hill. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Glenn Hill, map site #234". 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 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); Wilder's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 98th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Widow Glenn's House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments (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 monument was designed by E. E. Betts, and the monument is, “85' high cylindrical monument/observation tower of rock-faced ashlar with
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
9. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated on the upper right side of the right (south) outer wall of the Wilder Tower.
a cubic base measuring 19' square. Interior circular stair is lit by narrow slit windows, and crenelated parapet wall of observation platform rests on large stone corbels."

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).”
 
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 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
10. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated on the upper left side of the back (east) outer wall of the Wilder Tower.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
11. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated on the upper right side of the back (east) outer wall of the Wilder Tower.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
12. Wilder Brigade Monument
View of the north and west sides of the base structure of the Wilder Tower. Each side having two flat stones inscribed with text, and the west side having the entrance to the interior of the tower.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
13. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated on the upper left side of the left (north) outer wall of the Wilder Tower.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
14. Wilder Brigade Monument
Close-up view of the text, inscribed in the stone, situated on the upper right side of the left (north) outer wall of the Wilder Tower.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
15. Wilder Brigade Monument
View, looking southwest, of the Wilder Brigade Monument, situated at the summit of the Glenn Hill.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 197 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on October 23, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on October 24, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   10, 11, 12. submitted on June 7, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   13, 14, 15. submitted on June 8, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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