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

19th Illinois Infantry

2nd Brigade - Stanley. — 2nd Division - Negley.

 

14th Army Corps - Thomas.

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. 19th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription. [Front Side of Marker]:

Illinois
19th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Stanley.
2nd Division - Negley.
14th Army Corps - Thomas.


[Reverse Side of Marker]:

Commanded By
Lt. Col. Alexander W. Raffen
Sept. 20 - 1863.
12 M. to 7 P.M.
Loss 71.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-667.)
 
Location. 34° 55.643′ N, 85° 16.107′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the marker can be seen situated just southeast of the parking lot. 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. 82nd Indiana Infantry (here, next to this marker); Connell's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 19th Ohio Infantry
19th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. 19th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the front side of the historical marker.
(a few steps from this marker); 18th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); S. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 monument is, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high granite monument consisting of a rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Snodgrass Hill.”

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, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of
19th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. 19th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the reverse side of the historical marker.
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 monument. (Submitted on March 27, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
19th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. 19th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking northeast along the Union battleline that was situated on the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill.
19th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
5. 19th Illinois Infantry Marker
View looking south, towards the southern crest of Snodgrass Hill, with the featured historical marker located near the distant treeline to the left of the picture.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 27, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 461 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 25, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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