Monument

79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:25
1. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
 

Inscription:
Illinois

79th Infantry.
2nd Brigade - Dodge.
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Army Corps - McCook.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Commanded By
Colonel Allen Buckner.
September 19 - 1863.
3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Loss 121


79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:18
2. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Marker
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.3033  W 85° 14.5861. Map it

Parking is available on Alexanders Bridge Road near  N 34° 55.3523  W 85° 14.5947 .
This marker can also be reached from Brotherton Road near the Maney's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1197).


To reach this monument:
This monument is located along a hiking path that connects Alexanders Bridge Road and Brotherton Road. Park on the south side of Alexanders Bridge Road near Huggin's Tennessee Battery (CSA, MT-1361). Follow the path south to the marker.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.



Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded path


Other monuments to the 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-698.



Comments about this monument:
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 markers the units position on September 19, 1863 from 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.


79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:45
3. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear)
 
79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:37
4. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear)
 
79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:54:27
5. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear)
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 24, 2017. This page has been viewed 104 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 07, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 24, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 06/24/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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