Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
38th Illinois Infantry
—Davis’ Division —
Text on Front Side:
2nd Brigade - Carlin.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook.
Text on Back Side:
Colonel Daniel H. Gilmer.
Captain Willis G. Whitehurst.
September 19 - 1863.
1 to 4 p.m.
Occupied position 200 yards in advance
at 12:30 p.m.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-684.)
Location. 34° 54.207′ N, 85° 15.612′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located in the northwest section of the Viniard field, a short walking distance off the Viniard Road. 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. Robertson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 58th Indiana Infantry Buell's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named 8th Indiana Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); 101st Ohio Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hood's Division (about 300 feet 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, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Mark's unit's position on September 20, 1863, from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m.”
In locating this monument 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,
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 81 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 10, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.