Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
25th Illinois Infantry
3rd Brigade - Heg
—1st Division - Davis —
3rd Brigade - Heg.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Major - Samuel D. Wall, (wounded)
Captain Wessford Taggart.
September 19 - 1863.
1 to 4 p.m.
Occupied position 200 yards in advance
at 12:30 p.m.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-676.)
Location. 34° 54.242′ N, 85° 15.666′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 near the site of the battle era, log school house. 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. 26th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division Heg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away). 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 on Sept. 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.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
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 •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017.