Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
73rd Illinois Infantry
— Sheridan's Division —
5 p.m. September 19, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-694.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 53.972′ N, 85° 15.672′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Glenn-Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short walking distance off of the park's main roadway, along a park walking trail that runs parallel to the roadway, and a short driving distance north of the NMP's main southern entrance. 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. Laiboldt's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 35th Indiana Infantry (about Barnes' Brigade (about 400 feet away); 51st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named 3rd Wisconsin Battery (about 500 feet away); Dick's Brigade (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 marker 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 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 1863."
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 maker 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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 84 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 18, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.