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

51st Illinois Infantry

Bradley's Brigade

— Sheridan's Division —

 
 
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Illinois

51st Infantry.
Bradley's Brigade.
11 a.m. September 20, 1863.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-691.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.605′ N, 85° 16.25′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road south of Glenn-Kelly Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located about 50 feet south of the roadway, in a small clearing, in the woods. 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. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bradley's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 42nd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 22nd Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Hindman's Division (about 500 feet away); To Where Lytle Fell (about
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700 feet away); Lytle's Brigade (about 700 feet away); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 700 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, “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 11:00 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).”
 
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the marker, just south of the roadway, a short distance away into the woods.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the marker situated in a clearing in the woods.
51st Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. 51st Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking north through the trees, towards the nearby roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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