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

38th Illinois Infantry

Carlin's Brigade

— Davis' Division —

 
 
38th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
1. 38th Illinois Infantry Marker
Front side of the monument.
Inscription.  
Text on Front Side:

Illinois

38th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Carlin.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook.

Text on Back Side:

Commanded by
Colonel Daniel H. Gilmer.
Captain Willis G. Whitehurst.
September 19 - 1863.
1 to 4 p.m.
Loss 180.
Occupied position 200 yards in advance
at 12:30 p.m.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-684.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.207′ N, 85° 15.612′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This monument is located in the northwest section of the Viniard field, a short walking distance off the Viniard Road. Touch for map. 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. Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery
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(within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hood's Division (about 300 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 monument is a, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Mark's unit's position on September 20, 1863, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.”

In locating this monument 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
38th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
2. 38th Illinois Infantry Marker
Back side of the 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).”
 
38th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
3. 38th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
38th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
4. 38th Illinois Infantry Marker
Distant view of the monument in the Viniard field looking east.
38th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2017
5. 38th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north in the direct of the nearby Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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