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

78th Illinois Infantry

2nd Brigade - Mitchell

 

1st Division - Steedman

 
78th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
1. 78th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the text on the front side of the historical monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of Monument:

Illinois
78th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Mitchell.
1st Division - Steedman.
Reserve Corps - Granger.

Text on Back Side of Monument:

(the metal plaque with the monument's text has been removed, probably stolen)

 
Erected by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number 697.)
 
Location. 34° 55.612′ N, 85° 16.465′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.4 of a mile, past Hill #2, past Hill #3, all the way to the central area of the clearing on Hill #4, alongside the park trail. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
78th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
2. 78th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the historical monument, along with a view of the location of the missing plaque from the backside of this monument.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 25th Tennessee Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 23rd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 25th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. 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 the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
78th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
3. 78th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the historical monument with the 25th Tennessee Memorial Monument in the background.
78th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 1, 2012
4. 78th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the historical marker, in the clearing, along the park trail.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 243 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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