Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
79th Illinois Infantry
Text on the front side of the monument:
2nd Brigade - Dodge.
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Army Corps - McCook.
Text on the back side of the monument:
Colonel Allen Buckner.
September 19 - 1863.
3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-698.)
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 55.322′ N, 85° 14.61′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Memorial can be reached from Alexanders Bridge Road east of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The monument is located along a park hiking trail that runs through a section of park land, off the southwest corner of the intersection of Alexanders 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. Dodge's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Joe L. Campbell Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Johnson's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Huggin's Tennessee Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 77th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). 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. 19, 1863, from 3:00 to 7:00 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 tablet and the tablet'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 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 289 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.