Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
38th Illinois Infantry
— Davis’ Division —
11:00 a.m September 20, 1863
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-685.)
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 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.746′ N, 85° 15.798′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road, 0.4 miles south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton, Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take a right when the trail splits) north of the main path. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Col. Daniel H. Gilmer (a few steps from this marker); Johnson's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (about 400 feet away); 21st Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Davis' Division, McCook's Corps (about 500 feet away); 35th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps. (about 600 feet away); 37th Indiana Infantry (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This is a standard Illinois marker built in 1898. It 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. It marker the units location in September 20, 1863 at 11:00 am.
In locating this tablet 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, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)”.
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. (Submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
2. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 9, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.