Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
24th Illinois Infantry
— Baird's Division —
11 a.m. September 19, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-674.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.676′ N, 85° 14.802′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of Alexander Bridge Road, on the left when traveling east. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated along one of the park hiking trails just north of the Winfrey Field. This particular marker is situated in a clearing, at the end of a secondary hiking trail, near five other markers. 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. 4th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); Starkweather's Brigade21st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (approx. 0.2 miles away); Croxton's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Baldwin's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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 Numbering System).”
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 at 11:00 a.m. on September 19, 1863."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 19, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 57 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 20, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.