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

89th Illinois Infantry

Willich's Brigade

 

—Johnson's Division —

 
89th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. 89th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on the front side of the monument:

Illinois

89th Infantry.
1st Brigade - Willich.
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Army Corps - McCook.

Text on the back side of the monument:

Commanded By
Lieutenant Colonel Duncan J. Hall,(killed).
Major William D. Williams.
September 19 - 1863.
3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Loss 132

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-709.)
 
Location. 34° 55.359′ N, 85° 14.582′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The marker is located within shouting distance, east, of the nearby intersection. 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. Huggin's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Huggins' Tennessee Battery
89th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. 89th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dodge's Brigade (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
 
89th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. 89th Illinois Infantry Marker
A close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
89th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. 89th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking northwest along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
89th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
5. 89th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the monument looking southeast along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 140 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on September 7, 2016.
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