Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
104th Illinois Infantry
— Negley's Division —
J. Beatty's Brigade.
During the night 19-20 September, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-722.)
Location. 34° 54.825′ N, 85° 15.965′ 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 north. This marker is located just off the roadway, to the west, in an open field. 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. Negley's Division (a few steps from this marker); J. Beatty's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stewart's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Davis' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Laiboldt's Brigade 73rd 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, “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 during night of September 19-20, 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 96 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.