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

98th Illinois Infantry

Wilder's Brigade

— Reynold's Division —

 
 
98th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
1. 98th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Illinois

98th Infantry,
Wilder's Brigade,
1 to 5 p.m. September 19, 1863.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-716.)
 
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° 54.26′ N, 85° 15.844′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Viniard Road west of Lafayette Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in the open field just west of the site of the Viniard House. 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. 92nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery
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(within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 123rd Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (about 600 feet away); 6th Ohio Battery (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 from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m. on 9/19/1863."

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 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
98th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
2. 98th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking south, of the featured marker being seen as part of a line of Union monuments, markers, and tablets, in the West Viniard Field.
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98th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
3. 98th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking north, of the featured marker being seen as part of a line of Union monuments, markers, and tablets, in the West Viniard Field.
98th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 12, 2018
4. 98th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker in the West Viniard Field.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 109 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 20, 2018, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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