Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
98th Illinois Infantry
1st Brigade - Wilder,
4th Division- Reynolds,
14th Army Corps - Thomas.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-715.)
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° 54.456′ N, 85° 16.349′ 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), north of the Wilder Tower. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, this “Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #234". 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. Widow Glenn's House Site (here, next to this marker); 18th Indiana Battery18th Indiana Battery (here, next to this marker); Wilder's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (a few steps from this marker); 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Wilder Brigade Monument (a few steps from this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted 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 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 September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon."
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 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 234 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.