Wilder's Brigade Historical

Wilder's Brigade Historical (HM1VI6)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 54.677', W 85° 13.924'

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Reynolds’ Division

—Thomas’ Corps. —

Wilder's Brigade.
Reynolds' Division - Thomas' Corps.
Colonel John T. Wilder.

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

(September 17 and 18, 1863)

On the 17th of September, Wilder's Mounted Infantry took position at this point with troops thrown forward to hold Alexander Bridge. He was sharply attacked during the forenoon of the 18th, but held his ground and drove off the enemy. About 2 p.m., while the 72d Indiana, and seven companies of the 123d Illinois, and a section of two guns from his battery were absent assisting Minty below Reed's Bridge, he was attacked by Walthall's Brigade of Liddell's Division, advancing to force a crossing of the river. Walthall was successfully resisted suffering a lose of 105 men. Followed by Govan's Brigade of the same Division he then moved down the river to Byram's (Lambert's) ford, at which point the Division crossed to the west side at dark. About 5 p.m. Wilder was threatened by Hood's Column advancing from Reed's Bridge, upon which he slowly withdrew to a point east of the LaFayette Road near Viniard's house, where,
being joined by the troops which he had dispatched to Minty's assistance and by two regiments of Wood's Division he repulsed an attack at 9 p.m. and held his Brigade in close contact with Hood's forces throughout the night.
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HM NumberHM1VI6
Year Placed1890
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, November 4th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661509 N 3864631
Decimal Degrees34.91128333, -85.23206667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.677', W 85° 13.924'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 40.62" N, 85° 13' 55.44" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Viniard Rd, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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