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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

24th Illinois Infantry

2nd Brigade - Starkweather

 

1st Division - Baird

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
1. 24th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Illinois

24th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Starkweather.
1st Division - Baird.
14th Army Corps - Thomas.

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Commanded By
Colonel Geza Mihalotzy, (wounded September 19).
Captain August Mauff, September 19, 1863.
September 20. to 5:30 p.m.
Loss 151.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-673.)
 
Location. 34° 55.854′ N, 85° 15.274′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Battleline Road south of Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located about halfway between the northern end and the middle of the line of mostly Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the length of the park's Battleline Road. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Starkweather's Brigade (a
24th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
2. 24th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
few steps from this marker); 79th Pennsylvania Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 93rd Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Baldwin's Brigade (about 300 feet away); 4th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named 4th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away). 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" rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, at 5:30 p.m.”

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine
24th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
3. 24th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text that is on the back side of the monument.
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).”
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 4, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
24th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
4. 24th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking north along Battleline Road.
24th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
5. 24th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the monument and the surrounding landscape.
24th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 12, 2015
6. 24th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument looking south along the Battleline Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 213 times since then and 94 times this year. Last updated on January 18, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 28, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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