Wilder Lightning Brigade Mounted Infantry, a War Memorial

Wilder Lightning Brigade Mounted Infantry, a War Memorial (HM1VAG)

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

N 34° 54.447', W 85° 16.3518242'

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Reynolds’ Division

—Thomas’ Corps. —

Text on stone inscription, top, front (west) surface of monument:

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

Text on stone inscription, right side of front (west) surface of 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 the 16th with
View, looking northeast, of the Wilder Brigade Monument, situated at the summit of the Glenn Hill, with the Glenn-Viniard Road in the foreground....

Text on stone inscription, right side of front (west) surface of 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.
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Year Placed1892
Placed ByPrivately raised funds, much of which came from Wilder's men
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, October 23rd, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.90745000, -85.27253040
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.447', W 85° 16.3518242'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 26.82" N, 85° 16' 21.109452" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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