Willich's Brigade (USA) Tablet - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.445 W 085° 15.041
16S E 659783 N 3866020
Quick Description: This plaque describes the actions of Willich’s Brigade during the battle. This plaque is located along a path that connects Brotherton Road and Battleline Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 3:12:21 PM
Waymark Code: WME5W4
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This plaque indicates the position of the Willich's Brigade at 1 pm on Saturday, September 19 during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The background is blue indicating the was a Federal unit. There are 8 plaques on the battlefield about Willich’s Brigade.

Wikipedia provides the following about August Willich
"August Willich (November 19, 1810–January 22, 1878), born Johann August Ernst von Willich, was a military officer in the Prussian Army and a leading early proponent of Communism in Germany. In 1847 he discarded his title of nobility. He later immigrated to the United States and became a general in the Union Army during the American Civil War."

Trail to Willich’s Brigade Plaque

Willich’s Brigade
Johnson’s Division – McCook’s Corps
Brig. Gen. August Willich

Sept. 19, 1863, 1 P.M., 1st Position

89th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Duncan J. Hall.
32d Indiana - Lieut. Col. Frank Erdelmeyer.
39th Indiana - Col. Thomas J. Harrison. (Detached)
15th Ohio - Lieut. Col. Frank Askew.
49th Ohio - Maj. Samuel F. Gray.
1st Ohio Light Artillery,
Battery A, Capt. Wilbur F. Goodspeed

The brigade, with Baldwin’s on its left, and Dodge’s in reserve reached this position about 1 O’clock P.M. Sept. 19th, and became heavily engaged with troops of Cheatham’s Division. After two hours of severe fighting the enemy withdrew to the high ground beyond Winfrey House. When the contest opened Dodge’s Brigade moved up on the right. And at 3 O’clock the Union line had been advanced to the immediate vicinity of Winfrey’s.

  Structure Number: MT-652

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - August Willich
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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