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

84th Illinois Infantry

Grose's Brigade

 

Palmer's Division

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
1. 84th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the text on the front side of this monument.
Inscription.  Text on the Front Side:

Illinois

84th Infantry,
3rd Brigade - Grose,
2nd Division - Palmer,
1st Army Corps - Crittenden.


Text on the Front Side:

Commanded By
Colonel - Louis H. Walters.
September 19-1863.
1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Loss 105.


 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-700.)
 
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 Bushrod Johnson, and his Division, is situated. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service,
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
2. 84th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of back side of this monument.
“This monument is located on the Chickamauga Battlefield, map site #198". 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."
 
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 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
84th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
3. 84th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the text on the back side of this monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
4. 84th Illinois Infantry Marker
Distant view of the monument looking north along a park hiking trail.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
5. 84th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument, situated in a very small clearing in the woods, along a park hiking trail.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
6. 84th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along a park hiking trail.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2019
7. 84th Illinois Infantry Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 37 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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