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

79th Pennsylvania Infantry

2nd Brigade

 

1st Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
View of the front (east) side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

79th Regiment
Pennsylvania
Veteran Volunteer
Infantry
2nd. Brigade, 1st. Division,
14th. Corps.
Colonel Henry A. Hambright
Commanding

Text on the Right Side of the Monument:

Number Engaged
In Battle
Of Chickamauga, 390.
Killed, Wounded,
And Missing, 137.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

This Regiment Held This
Position From Early
Sunday Morning
September 20th,
Until Evening
When Ordered to Retire

Text on the Left Side of the Monument:

Organized in Lancaster
County Pennsylvania September 1861.
Re-enlisted
As Veteran Volunteers
At Chattanooga, Tennessee
February 12, 1864.
Mustered Out at Fairfax
Seminary, Virginia July 12, 1865.

 
Erected by State of Pennsylvania. (Marker Number 1049.)
 
Location. 34° 55.871′ N, 85° 15.269′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the front (east) side of the monument.
the right when traveling south. Click for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located near the northern end of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the park's Battleline Road. 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. Starkweather's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 24th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 38th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 93rd Ohio Infantry (about 400 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 marker number for this monument and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
View of the front-right (northeast) side of the monument.
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
 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the right (north) side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
View of the back-right (northwest) side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
6. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back (west) side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
7. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
View of the back-left (southwest) side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
8. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the left (south) side of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
9. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the art work that is at the top of the monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
10. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
11. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along Battleline Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
12. 79th Pennsylvania Infantry Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 173 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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