Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
21st Illinois Infantry
2nd Brigade - Carlin
—1st Division - Davis —
2nd Brigade - Carlin.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook
Text on the Back Side of the Monument:
Colonel - John W. S. Alexander,(killed September 20)
Captain - Chester K. Knight.
September 19 - 1863
1 to 4 p.m.
Occupied Position 200 Yards in Advance
at 12:30 p.m.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-669.)
Location. 34° 54.125′ N, 85° 15.625′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road south of Viniard Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated along the Union line of battle in the park's Viniard Field area. 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. 42nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry 2nd Minnesota Light Artillery Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 81st Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 22nd Illinois 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 monument is, "7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. 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 marker number for this monument and the
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 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on March 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 110 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. 7, 8. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.