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

74th Illinois Infantry

Post's Brigade

— Davis' Division —

 
 
74th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. 74th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the frontside of the monument.
Inscription.  
Text on the Front Side:

74th Infantry.
1st Brigade - Post.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook.

This regiment was engaged in guarding trains September 19th and
acted with Mitchell's Cavalry Corps at Crawfish Springs during
the afternoon of September 20th 1863.

Text on the Back Side:

The metal plaque that is normally affixed to the backside of these
particular Illinois monuments is missing, most probably stolen by scrappers.
So the text is missing from the backside of this monument.

 
Erected 1899 by State of illinois. (Marker Number MT-695.)
 
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° 54.134′ N, 85° 16.377′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Wilder Road south of Glenn-Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves
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the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the side of a park roadway, in a small cluster of one tablet and three monuments. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this “Monument is located on the Chickamauga Battlefield along Wilder Road, map site #239.". 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. Post's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 59th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Davis' Division (approx. ¼ mile away); Laiboldt's Brigade (approx. ¼ mile away); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (approx. 0.3 miles away); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. 0.3 miles 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 marker 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. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863."

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center,
74th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. 74th Illinois Infantry Marker
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, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
74th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. 74th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close up view of the space where the missing plaque with the monument's text should be affixed to the back side of this monument.
74th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. 74th Illinois Infantry Marker
A distant view of the featured monument, seen as the monument nearest in the foreground, looking south along Wilder Road.
74th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
5. 74th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking west from the side of the roadway.
74th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
6. 74th Illinois Infantry Marker
A distant view of the featured monument, seen as the monument nearest in the foreground, looking north along Wilder Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 17, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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