Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
84th Illinois Infantry
3rd Brigade - Grose,
2nd Division - Palmer,
1st Army Corps - Crittenden.
Text on the Front Side:
Colonel - Louis H. Walters.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-700.)
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 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.087′ N, 85° 15.396′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right 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 that proceeds south from the Brotherton Road, very near where the monument that is dedicated to General 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. 6th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Benning's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Law's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (within shouting distance of this marker); Gregg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). 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, “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 Sept. 20, 1863, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 98 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.