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

35th Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - Heg

 

1st Division - Davis

 
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
1. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

Illinois

35th Infantry.
3rd Brigade - Heg.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Commanded By
Lieutenant Colonel - William P. Chandler.
Captain Wessford Taggart.
September 19 - 1863.
1 to 4 p.m.
Loss 160.
Occupied position 200 yards in advance
at 12:30 p.m.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-680.)
 
Location. 34° 54.29′ N, 85° 15.677′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. 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 near the site of the battle era, log school house. 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. Harker's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Benning's Brigade
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
2. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
(a few steps from this marker); 20th Georgia Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 17th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Heg's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Wood's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 15th Georgia 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 a 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."

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
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
3. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
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 March 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
35th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
4. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument looking north along the LaFayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
5. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the featured monument looking south along the LaFayette Road.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
6. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking east, of the back side of the monument, situated in a clearing, not far from the edge of the woods.
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By Dale K. Benington, August 23, 2016
7. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
View, looking west, of the front side of the monument, situated in a clearing, near the Lafayette Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 72 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on March 20, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on March 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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