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

25th Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - Heg

— 1st Division - Davis —

 
 
25th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. 25th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Illinois

25th Infantry,
Heg’s Brigade.
11 A.M. September 20, 1863


 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-677.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil.
 
Location. 34° 54.896′ N, 85° 15.77′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from LaFayette Road, one mile south of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road one mile 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
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path. This marker can also be reached from the Brothernton Field .

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)”. 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. Heg's Brigade. (here, next to this marker); Stanley's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 74th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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
25th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. 25th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the marker in the wooded area next to the Brotherton Field.
granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. It marker the units location on September 20, 1863, at 11:00 am.
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on September 10, 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 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
25th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
3. 25th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking west toward the marker. The blue plaque next to the marker is for Heg's Brigade.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 148 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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