Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
123rd Illinois Infantry
— Reynolds' Division —
Noon, September 20, 1863.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-725.)
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
Location. 34° 54.413′ N, 85° 16.363′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a short distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), between the roadway and a nearby parking lot, south of the Wilder Tower. 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 Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); Wilder´s Defense (within shouting distance of this marker); Chicago Board of Trade Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Cavalry2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.) (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry Detachments (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Wisconsin Battery (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, “2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's position at noon on 9/20/1863."
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).”
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 194 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 18, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.