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

51st Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - Bradley

— 3rd Division - Sheridan —

 
 
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Illinois

51st Infantry.
3rd Brigade - Bradley.
3rd Division - Sheridan.
20th Army Corps - McCook

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Commanded By
Lieutenant Colonel - Samuel B. Raymond.
September 19, 1863
4 p.m. 19th, to 4 a.m. 20th
Loss 149

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-690.)
 
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° 54.149′ N, 85° 15.634′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. 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. Bradley's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (a few steps from this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 100th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Ohio Infantry (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 rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position from 9/19 at 4:00 p.m. to 9/20/1863 at 4:00 a.m."

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,
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the featured monument, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the south.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking west, with a distant view of the LaFayette Road in the background.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the featured monument, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the north. In the distant background is a view of the LaFayette Road.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the featured monument, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the north.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
8. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking east.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
9. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the featured monument, situated foremost in a line of monuments, markers, and tablets, that extends off to the south.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 222 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on March 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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