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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

21st Illinois Infantry

2nd Brigade - Carlin

 

1st Division - Davis

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Illinois

21st Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Carlin.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Commanded By
Colonel - John W. S. Alexander,(killed September 20)
Captain - Chester K. Knight.
September 19 - 1863
1 to 4 p.m.
Loss 238
Occupied Position 200 Yards in Advance
at 12:30 p.m.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-669.)
 
Location. 34° 54.125′ N, 85° 15.625′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 42nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
(a few steps from this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, "7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. a.m."

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this monument and the monument's
21st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on March 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
21st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking west, situated in a small cluster of Illinois monuments, with a distant view of the LaFayette Road in the background.
21st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the featured monument, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the north.
21st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the featured monument, situated in the foreground, near the southern end of a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends to the south.
21st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking east.
21st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 21st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the featured monument, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the north.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 71 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017.
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