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

88th Illinois Infantry

Lytle's Brigade

 

—Sheridan's Division —

 
88th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
1. 88th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription.
Text on the Front Side:

Illinois

88th Infantry
1st Brigade - Lytle
3rd Division - Sheridan
20th Army Corps - McCook

Text on the Back Side:

Commanded By
Lieutenant Colonel Alexander S. Chadborne
September 20, 1863
11 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Loss 88

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-707.)
 
Location. 34° 54.658′ N, 85° 16.117′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Kelly Road east of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located a short distance off the south side of the roadway, along a park walking trail. 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. Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 21st Michigan Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance
88th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
2. 88th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the back side of the monument.
of this marker); Hindman's Division (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 36th Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 11th Indiana Battery (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 11th Indiana Battery (about 400 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 11:00 to 11:30 a.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, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using
88th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
3. 88th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the back side of the monument.
the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
88th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
4. 88th Illinois Infantry Marker
A distant view of the monument situated a short distance off of the roadway, along the side of a park walking trail.
88th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
5. 88th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking southeast along the side of a park walking trail.
88th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 26, 2017
6. 88th Illinois Infantry Marker
View of the monument, looking northwest along the side of a park walking trail, with distant view of the Glenn-Kelly roadway.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 66 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 23, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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