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

Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery

2nd Division - Negley

 

14th Army Corps - Thomas

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on Front Side of Monument:

Illinois
Bridges' Battery, Light Artillery.
2nd Division - Negley.
14th Army Corps - Thomas.

Text on Back Side of Monument:

Commanded by
Captain Lyman Bridges.
September 20 - 1863.
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Loss 26.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-657.)
 
Location. 34° 56.177′ N, 85° 15.58′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Touch for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. 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. Helm's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Bridges' Illinois Battery, Light Artillery (a few steps from this
Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker
View of the text on the front side of the monument.
marker); Kentucky State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Left of the Union Line (within shouting distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Negley's Division (about 500 feet away); J. Beatty's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 42nd Indiana Infantry (about 500 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" 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, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.”

I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets.
Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the backside of the monument.
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 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker
View of the monument looking east with the intersection of Lafayette Road and Alexander Bridge Road in the background.
Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker
View looking west of the monument, situated between several pieces of field artillery.
Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Artillery Marker
View looking north of the monument, situated between several pieces of field artillery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 17, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 227 times since then and 99 times this year. Last updated on January 26, 2017, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 17, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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