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Eleventh Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument - Ft. Oglethorpe, GA
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N 34° 55.665 W 085° 16.102
16S E 658161 N 3866399
Quick Description: The Eleventh Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument is located on Snodgrass Hill at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. This monument was placed in honor of the 11th Michigan Infantry for their service in the Battle of Chickamauga on Sept 19/20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/24/2009 11:27:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM7YQM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member adgorn
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Long Description:
The Eleventh Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument is located on Snodgrass Hill at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. This monument was placed in honor of the 11th Michigan Infantry for their service in the Battle of Chickamauga on Sept. 19/20, 1863 at Chickamauga Georgia.

Defense of Snodgrass Hill - source: (visit link)

After the Union right collapsed on the afternoon of September 20, Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas rallied all the Federals he could find and positioned them on this ridge. Determined stands by isolated Union units delayed the Confederate long enough for Thomas to throw up log breastworks and solidify this line.

Confederate attacks began here of Snodgrass Hill in the adjacent ridge about 1:00 p.m. Time after time they threw themselves against the Union line, only to be driven back with heavy losses. About 3:00 p.m., the Confederates captured a section of the ridge about 200 yards in front of you. However, the timely arrival of Stedman's division on Horseshoe Ridge drove the Confederates back.

That evening Thomas safely withdrew his men. The field of battle belonged to the victorious Confederates, but they failed to pursue the Federals. Thomas successful defense here had protected the retreating Union Army from annihilation, and prevented the Confederates from taking Chattanooga.


For information on Colonel William L. Stoughton - Wikipedia (visit link)
TITLE: Eleventh Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument

ARTIST(S): Smith Granite Company, contractor

DATE: Installed 1895.

MEDIUM: Monument: granite; Base: granite

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS GA000680

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
The Eleventh Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument is located on top of Snodgrass Hill, tour stop 8. Tour stop 8 is located at the parking area at the end of an un-named road off of Vittetoe Rd. Maps and tour information can be obtained from the National Park Service at the visitor center located on Lafayette Hwy (US 27), at the entrance to the park. P.O. Box 2128 Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia 30742 (706) 866-9241


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