Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
79th Illinois Infantry
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. September 20, 1863.
Erected 1899 by the State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-699.)
Location. 34° 56.04′ N, 85° 15.444′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Battleline Road and Alexander Bridge Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The monument is located on a park hiking trail that proceeds eastward, towards the Lafayette Road, into the woods, from the parking area located at the northern end of Battleline Road. 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. 30th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Dodge's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 84th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 29th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 8th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) 51st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Barnes' Brigade (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, “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 from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on 9/20/1863.”
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 the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
Also see . . . National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on April 9, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 189 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 23, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.