Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
73rd Illinois Infantry
Text on the Front Side:
2nd Brigade - Laiboldt.
3rd Division - Sheridan.
20th Army Corps - McCook.
Text on the Front Side:
Colonel-James F. Jaquess.
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-693.)
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 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.839′ N, 85° 16.019′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Kelly Road east of Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the National Military Park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is situated near a small stream that runs through the South Dyer Field (labeled the Brotherton Field on the Chickamauga Battlefield Map). 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. Laiboldt's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 15th Missouri Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Clayton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet 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, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.m."
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 76 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 22, 2019, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.