Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
86th Illinois Infantry
2nd Brigade - Daniel McCook
—2nd Division - Morgan —
Daniel McCook's Brigade
6 p.m. 18th to 7 a.m. 19th of September 1863
"The opening of the battle."
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-706.)
Location. 34° 55.784′ N, 85° 13.192′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road east of Canon Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. The marker is located outside of the Chickamauga Battlefield NMP along Reeds Bridge Road just west of the Chickamauga Creek. 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. 125th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 85th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Minty's Cavalry Brigade (approx. half a mile away); Johnson's Provisional Division (approx. half a mile away); Dibrell's Brigade (approx. half a mile away); 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry (approx. half a mile away); Confederates Cross the Creek (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 3, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 83 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.