Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
J. Beatty's Brigade
J. Beatty's Brigade.
10 a.m. September 20, 1863.
Supporting Stanley's Brigade.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-721.)
Location. 34° 55.938′ N, 85° 15.674′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road south of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along one of the park's secondary roads, a short distance into the woods, 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. Stanley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th Michigan Infantry (about 400 feet away); 86th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker Stanley's Brigade (about 500 feet away); Dick's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 88th Indiana Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles 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)."
Regarding 104th Illinois. This is a standard Illinois marker. It was built in 1899 and is a 2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. It marks unit's position at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 20, 1863.
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 176 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on , by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. 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 13, 2016.