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

85th Illinois Infantry

2nd Brigade - Daniel McCook

 

2nd Division - Morgan

 
85th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
1. 85th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Illinois
85th Infantry
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-704.)
 
Location. 34° 55.793′ N, 85° 13.21′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Reeds Bridge Road east of Canon Drive, on the left 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. 2nd Illinois Light Artillery (a few steps from this marker); 125th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 86th 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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85th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
2. 85th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker, seen in the background, on the north side of the road, looking west on the Reed's Bridge Road.
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's position from 9/18/1863 at 6:00 p.m. to 9/19/1863 at 9:00 a.m.”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
85th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. 85th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker, as seen from across the street, looking west on the Reed's Bridge Road.
85th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. 85th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker, seen on the north side of the road, looking west on the Reed's Bridge Road towards the National Military Park.
85th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. 85th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the featured marker, seen in the foreground, on the north side of the road, looking east on the Reed's Bridge Road.
85th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
6. 85th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of four Illinois unit markers, two on each side of the Reed's Bridge Road, looking west towards the National Military Park.
 
 
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 57 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 14, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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