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

22nd Illinois Infantry

Bradley's Brigade

 

—Sheridan's Division —

 
22nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. 22nd Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Illinois

22nd Infantry.
Bradley's Brigade.
11 a.m. September 20, 1863.


 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-672.)
 
Location. 34° 54.657′ N, 85° 16.198′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Touch for map. 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. Bradley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan's Division (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 88th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); 51st Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); Lytle's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 21st Michigan Infantry (about 500 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, “2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front.
22nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 22nd Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the backside of the marker looking southeast along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
"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
 
22nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. 22nd Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the marker looking north from the side of the roadway.
22nd Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. 22nd Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the marker in a clearing.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 28, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 52 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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