Civil War Battlefield Monuments
79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
Sept. 19, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:25
1. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
2nd Brigade - Dodge.
2nd Division - Johnson
20th Army Corps - McCook.
Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Colonel Allen Buckner.
September 19 - 1863.
3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:18
2. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker
Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.3033 W 85° 14.5861.
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.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
Joe L. Campbell Memorial (MT-464)
(about 115 feet away) ;
Dodge's Brigade Tablet (MT-585)
(about 145 feet away) ;
30th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-790)
(about 183 feet away) ;
Smith's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1211)
(about 256 feet away) ;
Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-506)
(about 288 feet away) ;
Brig. Gen. Preston Smith (CSA) Memorial Shell Monument (MT-463)
(about 294 feet away) ;
77th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (USA) Monument (MT-1047)
(about 298 feet away) ;
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Tablet (MT-1361)
(about 302 feet away) ;
Walthall's Brigade Tablet (MT-1226)
(about 364 feet away) ;
89th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-709)
(about 384 feet away) ;
Huggin's Tennessee Battery Sign (MT-1361A)
(about 385 feet away) ;
29th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-788)
(about 421 feet away) ;
Site of Winfrey House Sign (MT-423F)
(about 514 feet away) ;
20th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery Plaque (MT-940)
(about 539 feet away) ;
1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet (MT-909)
(approx. 0.1 miles away) .
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Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
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79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-699)
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This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
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.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:45
3. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear)
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:55:37
4. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear)
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:54:27
5. 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (rear)
Military Arm: Infantry
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