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

42nd Illinois Infantry

Bradley's Brigade

 

—Sheridan's Division —

 
42nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. 42nd Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Illinois

42nd Infantry
Bradley's Brigade
11 a.m. September 20, 1863.

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-687.)
 
Location. 34° 54.55′ N, 85° 16.291′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located on the south side of the road, a short distance into the woods, near the edge of an open field. 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. Lytle's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 51st Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (about 400 feet away); 27th Illinois Infantry (about 500 feet away); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 600 feet away); 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (about 600 feet away); Widow Glenn's House Site (about 600 feet away); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description
42nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 42nd Illinois Infantry Marker
Distant view of the marker, situated at the edge of the woods.
information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is a, “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 at 11:00 a.m. on September, 20, 1863.”

In locating this marker 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 marker and the marker'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, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
42nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. 42nd Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the marker (left side of picture), as seen through the woods, from the roadside, with a view of a park trail passing by the marker (right side of picture).
42nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. 42nd Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking north through the woods, towards the Glenn-Viniard Road.
42nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. 42nd Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the marker, looking northwest through the woods, towards the nearby park trail.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 15, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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