Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
19th Illinois Infantry
—Negley's Division —
10 a.m. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-668.)
Location. 34° 55.853′ N, 85° 15.589′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Poe Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main north to south roadway, a short distance south of the Poe Road and across the street from the Kelly Field. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 18th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Van Derveer's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 87th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 2nd Minnesota Infantry Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (about 400 feet away); Stanley's Brigade (about 400 feet away); Battery A, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker 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. Marks unit's position at 10:00 a.m. on September 20, 1863."
In locating 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 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).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular marker. (Submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 3, 2018. This page originally submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 3, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.