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

Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery

Bradley's Brigade

— Sheridan's Division —

 
 
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  Text from the Front Side of the Monument:

Battery C, 1st Light Artillery.
3rd Division - Sheridan.
20th Army Corps - McCook.

Text from the Back Side of the Monument:

Commanded By
Captain Mark H. Prescott.
September 19, 1863.
4 p.m. 19th to 4 a.m. 20th.

Loss 4.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-660.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 54.133′ N, 85° 15.692′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Viniard-Alexander Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, near the site of the Viniard House, along the Lafayette Road. 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
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marker. A different marker also named Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (here, next to this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Twentieth Army Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 27th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 2nd Minnesota Battery (about 300 feet away); 42nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 51st 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 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 granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position from Sept. 19, 4:00 p.m. to Sept. 20, 4:00 p.m."

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 tablet and the tablet'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,
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
A close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument, along with four field pieces, looking south along the LaFayette Road.
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
5. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View looking west, across the Lafayette Road, of the featured monument, and its adjacent battery.
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
6. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument, along with four field pieces, looking north along the LaFayette Road.
Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
7. Battery C, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the featured monument, along with its related, nearby, tablet.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 226 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on July 19, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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