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

79th Illinois Infantry

Dodge's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. 79th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on the front side of the monument:

Illinois

79th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Dodge.
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Army Corps - McCook.

Text on the back side of the monument:

Commanded By
Colonel Allen Buckner.
September 19 - 1863.
3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Loss 121

 
Erected by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-698.)
 
Location. 34° 55.322′ N, 85° 14.61′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on 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 along a park hiking trail that runs through a section of park land, off the southwest corner of the intersection of Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton 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. Dodge's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry
79th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. 79th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huggin's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Preston Smith's Mortuary Monument (about 300 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 tablet and the tablet'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
 
79th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. 79th Illinois Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
79th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. 79th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking north, in the direction of Alexanders Bridge Road.
79th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. 79th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking south, along the park hiking trail.
79th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
6. 79th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument, situated deep in the woods, along the park hiking trail.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 141 times since then and 17 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 September 13, 2016.
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