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

Chicago Board of Trade Battery

Crook's Division

 

—Mitchell's Cavalry Corps —

 
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
1. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
View of the front side of the monument.
Inscription. Text from the Front Side of the Monument

Illinois
Chicago Board of Trade Battery,
2nd Division - Crook,
Cavalry Corps - R.B. Mitchell.

Text from the Back Side of the Monument

Commanded By
Captain James H. Stokes.
September 19 and 20, 1863.

Engaged outside of the legal limits
of the park, at and beyond Crawfish
Spring, and at Reed's Bridge.

 
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-666.)
 
Location. 34° 54.402′ N, 85° 16.376′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker is on Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), near the Wilder Tower. 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. 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (C.S.A.) (a few steps from this marker); 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky Cavalry (USA)
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
2. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
View of the back side and right side of the monument.
(a few steps from this marker); 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 2nd Michigan Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 123rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Indiana Cavalry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder´s Defense (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 marker is, “7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Glenn Hill."

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.
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
3. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
Close-up view of the text affixed to the back side of the monument.
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 September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
4. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
View of the monument looking south along Glenn-Viniard Road.
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
5. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
View, looking west, of the monument situated just off of the roadway, near the tree line.
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
6. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
View from the back side of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 22, 2016
7. Chicago Board of Trade Battery Marker
View of the monument looking north along Glenn-Viniard Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 228 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on September 30, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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