Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
89th Illinois Infantry
9 a.m. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-710.)
Location. 34° 55.732′ N, 85° 15.331′ 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 near the middle of the long 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. Willich's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); 90th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 6th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (within 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) (within shouting distance of this marker); Palmer's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. 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).”
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on January 24, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.