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

Bridges’ Illinois Battery

2nd Division - Negley

 

14th Army Corps - Thomas

 
Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of Monument:

Illinois
Bridges' Battery, Light Artillery.
2nd Division - Negley.
14th Army Corps - Thomas.

Text on Back Side of Monument:

Commanded by
Captain Lyman Bridges.
September 20 - 1863.
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Loss 26.

 
Erected by State of Illinois. (Marker Number 657.)
 
Location. 34° 56.177′ N, 85° 15.58′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Click for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. 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. Helm's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bridges' Illinois Battery (a few steps from
Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
this marker); Kentucky State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Left of the Union Line (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Regiment (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Negley's Division (about 500 feet away); Beatty's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 42nd Indiana Regiment (about 500 feet away). 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 monument number for this marker and the marker'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
 
Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker
View of the monument looking east with the intersection of Lafayette Road and Alexander Bridge Road in the background.
Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker
View looking west of the monument, situated between several pieces of field artillery.
Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. Bridges' Illinois Battery Marker
View looking north of the monument, situated between several pieces of field artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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