Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
22nd Illinois Infantry
3rd Brigade - Bradley
—3rd Division - Sheridan —
3rd Brigade - Bradley.
3rd Division - Sheridan.
20th Army Corps - McCook
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Lieutenant Colonel - Francis Swanwick.
September 19 - 1863
4 p.m. 19th, to 4 a.m. 20th
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-671.)
Location. 34° 54.156′ N, 85° 15.634′ 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. 51st Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Bradley's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery Carlin's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 101st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 2nd Minnesota Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th 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 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position from 9/19 at 4:00 p.m. until 9/20/63 at 4:00 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 location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides
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 •
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