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

35th Illinois Infantry

3rd Brigade - Heg

 

1st Division - Davis

 
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By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
1. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
Inscription.
Illinois

35th Infantry,
Heg's Brigade.
11:00 A. M. September 20, 1863.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-681.)
 
Location. 34° 54.833′ N, 85° 15.782′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road one mile south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road one mile south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take a right when the trail splits) north of the main path.

In locating this tablet 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 tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the
35th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
2. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
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)”. 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. Negley's Division, Thomas' Corps. (a few steps from this marker); Davis' Division, McCook's Corps (a few steps from this marker); 37th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Stanley's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named 18th Indiana Battery (about 300 feet away); 92nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); E. King's Brigade (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. This is a standard Illinois marker built in 1898. It 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. It marker the units location on September 20, 1863, at 11:00 am.
 
Also see . . .
35th Illinois Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 4, 2011
3. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker
Close up of the text on the front of the marker.

1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. 35th Illinois Infantry Marker. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 10, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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