Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
19th Illinois Infantry
—Negley's Division —
During the night September 19-20, 1863.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-668A.)
Location. 34° 54.968′ N, 85° 15.859′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. 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. This marker can also be reached from the Brothernton Field.
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 park's monuments, markers, and tablets.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 41st Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry (about 500 feet away); 74th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away); Battery M, 1st Ohio Light Artillery (about 500 feet away); Rout of the Union Right (about 500 feet away); 15th Wisconsin Infantry (about 600 feet away); Heg's Brigade. (about 600 feet away); 25th Illinois Infantry (about 600 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 during the night of September 19-20, 1863.
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 11, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 11, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 36 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 11, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.