Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
78th Illinois Infantry
Mitchell's Brigade - Steedman's Division
— Reserve Corps - Granger —
2nd Brigade - Mitchell.
1st Division - Steedman.
Reserve Corps - Granger.
Text on Back Side of Monument:
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-697.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
Location. 34° 55.612′ N, 85° 16.465′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass House tour 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. 25th Tennessee Regiment (a few steps from this marker); 25th Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 23rd Tennessee Infantry (a few steps from this marker); York's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th North Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 17th Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 121st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 Sept. 20, 1863, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.”
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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 349 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 14, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.