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

125th Illinois Infantry Regiment

2nd Brigade - Daniel McCook

— 2nd Division - Morgan —

 
 
125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
Close-up view of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Illinois

125th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Daniel McCook.
2nd Division - Morgan.
Reserve Corps - Granger

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Commanded By
Colonel - Oscar F. Harmon.
September 19, 1863

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-727.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.938′ N, 85° 13.931′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on Reed's Bridge Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the left when traveling west. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. It is situated with a cluster of markers, located along a park roadway that runs between the Lafayette Road and Jay's Mill Road, a short distance northwest of the National Park's eastern boundary. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 86th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment (a few steps from this marker); McCook's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 85th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 69th Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Michigan Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map 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 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 all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
View of the back side of the monument, looking east along the Reed's Bridge Road.
125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
A second view of the back side of the monument, looking east along the Reed's Bridge Road.
125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
View of the monument, seen at the right front of the picture, looking south across the Reed's Bridge Road.
125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
View of the front side of the monument, looking west along the Reed's Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 259 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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