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

96th Illinois Infantry

Whitaker's Brigade - Steedman's Division

 

Reserve Corps - Granger

 
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
1. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
Inscription.  Text on Front Side of Monument:

Illinois
96th Infantry.
1st Brigade - Whitaker.
1st Division - Steedman.
Reserve Corps - Granger.

Text on Back Side of Monument:

(the metal plaque with the monument's text has been removed, probably stolen)

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-713.)
 
Location. 34° 55.653′ N, 85° 16.562′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road east of Lytle Road, on the left when traveling south. This monument is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a walking path that heads off to the northwest from the western end of the cluster of monuments, markers, and tablets that are located in a clearing, at the western end of Snodgrass Hill. 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. Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (within shouting
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
2. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument, along with a view of the location of the missing plaque from the backside of this monument.
distance of this marker); 96th Illinois Infantry (Two Companies) (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Deas' Brigade (about 400 feet away); 121st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away); 17th Tennessee Infantry (about 500 feet away); 39th North Carolina Infantry (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); 23rd Tennessee Infantry (about 500 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 monument is, “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 on Snodgrass Hill.”

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 monument and the monument'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 . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
3. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
A distant view, looking west along the park walking path (looking away from Snodgrass Hill) of the monument.
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
4. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking west along the park walking path (looking away from Snodgrass Hill) of the monument.
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
5. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
A close view of the monument, looking west beyond the monument, along the park walking path (looking away from Snodgrass Hill).
96th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 23, 2019
6. 96th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking east along the park walking path (looking towards the direction of Snodgrass Hill) of the monument.
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 7, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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