Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
36th Illinois Infantry
— Sheridan's Division —
Text on the Front Side:
1st Brigade - Lytle
3rd Division - Sheridan
20th Army Corps - McCook
Text on the Back Side:
Lieutenant Colonel Slas Miller
(Succeeded Lytle, Brigade Commander)
Lieutenant Colonel Porter C. Olson
September 20, 1863
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-682.)
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° 54.709′ N, 85° 16.1′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the left when traveling east. This monument is located a short distance (about 100 feet) off the north side of the roadway, just into the edge of the woods, off of a clearing. 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 11th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 11th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); To Where Lytle Fell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 88th Illinois Infantry (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 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Mark's unit's position on September 20, 1863, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.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 and the monument's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 182 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.