Willich's Brigade

Willich's Brigade (HM29XD)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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N 34° 55.68', W 85° 15.634'

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Johnson's Division

—McCook's Corps —

Willich's Brigade
Johnson's Division - McCook's Corps.
Brigadier General August Willich
September 20, 1863, 4:30 p.m.

89th Illinois - Major William D. Williams.
32nd Indiana - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Erdelmeyer.
39th Indiana - Colonel Thomas J. Harrison detached.
15th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Frank Askew.
49th Ohio - Major Samuel F. Gray.
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A - Captain Wilbur F. Goodspeed.

During the afternoon Willich's Brigade starting from its position as the reserve of Johnson's Division moved around the forest skirting the Kelly Field, and about 4:30 p.m. took position in the woods southwest of the Kelly House, facing the Confederates at Poe's, and partially filling the Gap in the line between Reynold's right and the troops on Snodgrass Hill. Upon the withdrawal of the Kelly Field line Willich's Brigade moved northwestwardly through the woods to the high ground west of the Mullis House about sunset, where it formed part of the line posted to cover the withdrawal. Losses September 19th and 20th: killed 63; wounded 355; captured and missing 117; total 535.
HM NumberHM29XD
Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, August 3rd, 2018 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.92800000, -85.26056667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.68', W 85° 15.634'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 40.8" N, 85° 15' 38.04" 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 Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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