Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Chicago Board of Trade Battery
— Mitchell's Cavalry Corps —
Chicago Board of Trade Battery,
2nd Division - Crook,
Cavalry Corps - R.B. Mitchell.
Text from the Back Side of the Monument
Captain James H. Stokes.
September 19 and 20, 1863.
Engaged outside of the legal limits
of the park, at and beyond Crawfish
Spring, and at Reed's Bridge.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-666.)
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° 54.402′ N, 85° 16.376′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), near the Wilder 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. 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.) (a few steps from this marker); 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA) (a few steps from this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder´s Defense (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 marker 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 Glenn Hill."
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 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 354 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7. submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.