Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
92nd Illinois Infantry
Text on the front side of the monument:
1st Brigade - Wilder,
4th Division - Reynolds,
14th Army Corps - Thomas.
Text on the back side of the monument:
Colonel Smith D. Atkins.
2 Companies detailed on courier duty.
September 19 - 1863.
1 to 1:30 P.M.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-711.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.86′ N, 85° 15.728′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road. 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 E. King's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); 19th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named 19th Indiana Battery (a few steps from this marker); Reynolds' Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 37th Indiana 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 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. 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 1:30 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 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 249 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 26, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.