Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
104th Illinois Infantry
J. Beatty's Brigade
J. Beatty's Brigade.
10 a.m. September 20, 1863.
Supporting Stanley's Brigade.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-721.)
Location. 34° 55.938′ N, 85° 15.674′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road south of Lafayette Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along one of the park's secondary roads, a short distance into the woods, south of the national park's visitor's center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Stanley's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Adams' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 11th Michigan Infantry 86th Indiana Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Stanley's Brigade (about 500 feet away); 18th Ohio Infantry (about 600 feet away); 47th Georgia Infantry (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about 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 monument 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)."
Regarding 104th Illinois Infantry. This is a standard Illinois marker. It was built in 1899 and 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 marks unit's position at 10:00 a.m. on Sept. 20, 1863.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 245 times since then and 12 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2016, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 18, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.