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

Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery

2nd Brigade - Daniel McCook

 

2nd Division - Morgan

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Illinois

Battery 1, 2nd Light Artillery.
2nd Brigade - Daniel McCook.
2nd Division - Morgan.
Reserve Corps - Granger

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Commanded By
Captain Charles M. Barnett.
September 19, 1863

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-662.)
 
Location. 34° 55.939′ N, 85° 13.912′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reed's Bridge Road west of Jays Mill Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. It is situated with a cluster of markers, located along a park roadway that runs between the Lafayette Road and Jay's Mill Road, a short distance northwest of the National Park's eastern boundary. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the monument, "marks unit's position near Peters House site". 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
Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
this marker. McCook's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 86th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 69th Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 125th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); 85th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker); Mitchell's Brigade (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); 4th Michigan Cavalry (approx. 0.2 miles 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, "a 6'4" x 3'2" x 3' high rock-faced rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 7'6" x 4'4" x 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled."

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
Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the back side of the monument, looking east along the Reed's Bridge Road.
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 March 17, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the backside of the monument, seen situated between two artillery pieces, looking south, across the Reed's Bridge Road.
Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the front side of the monument, looking west along the Reed's Bridge Road.
Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the front side of the monument, seen situated between two artillery pieces, looking north, across the Reed's Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 17, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 78 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 18, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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