1st Wisconsin Infantry

1st Wisconsin Infantry (HM1YF1)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 55.892', W 85° 15.264'

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2nd Brigade

—1st Division —

Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

1st.
Wisconsin
Infantry.

2nd. Brigade.
1st. Division.
14th. Corps.


Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel George B. Bingham commanding, after marching all night of September 18th, 1863, being the advance of Thomas' Corps in its march from the right via Crawfish Springs, arrived at or near the south end of the Kelly Field at daybreak, and was soon ordered to advance. After moving about one mile east of this position in the vicinity of the Winfrey House, it encountered the enemy in overwhelming force, and was obliged to retire a short distance, with the loss of three officers killed and a number of enlisted men killed, wounded, and missing. Regaining about the same position in the afternoon, it remained there until 9:00 p.m., taking part in what is known as the night fight. On the morning of the 20th, occupied this position in Thomas' line of battle, taking an active part in repulsing the enemy in his assaults until 5:30 p.m. when ordered to retire. On the morning of the 21st, went into position on battery hill at the entrance to Rossville Gap. On the 22nd was deployed as skirmishers in the rear of the army on its withdrawal to Chattanooga.

Casualties.


Killed: officers 4, enlisted men 23. Wounded: officers 5, enlisted men 79. Missing: officers 4, enlisted men 73. Aggregate loss: officers 13, enlisted men 175.
Details
HM NumberHM1YF1
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Year Placed1894
Placed ByThe State of Wisconsin
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Date Added Friday, May 26th, 2017 at 5:56pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659430 N 3866841
Decimal Degrees34.93153333, -85.25440000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.892', W 85° 15.264'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 53.52" N, 85° 15' 15.84" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Battleline Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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