Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
27th Illinois Infantry
—Sheridan's Division —
11 A.M., September 20, 1863.
Erected 1899 by State of Illinois. (Marker Number MT-679.)
Location. 34° 54.487′ N, 85° 16.341′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Glenn-Viniard Road north of Wilder Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, a moderate distance off a park roadway (Google maps show road as Vittitoe-Chickamauga Road, NPS map show road as Glenn-Viniard Road), north of the Wilder Tower, in a clearing in the woods. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Marker is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield just north of the Wilder Brigade Monument at map site #234". 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. Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Lytle's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 39th Indiana Mounted Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Widow Glenn's House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Field Headquarters Army of the Cumberland. (within shouting distance of this marker); 98th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilder's Brigade (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, “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 at 11:00 a.m. on September 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 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).”
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 October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 159 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 19, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.