24th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.861 W 085° 15.279
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Quick Description: 24th Illinois Infantry Monument is located on the west side of Battleline Road, past tour stop #2 in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/3/2011 10:19:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMCQGD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:

This monument to the 24th Illinois Infantry Monument is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

24th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry

"1st Hecker Regt"

Flag of Illinois.svg
Illinois state flag
Active July 8, 1861 to August 6, 1864
Country United States
Allegiance Union
Branch Infantry

The text of the marker reads:

24th Infantry
2nd Brigade – Starkwater
1st Division – Baird
14th Army Corps – Thomas

Commanded by
Col. – Geza Mihalotzy(wounded Sept. 19)
Capt. August Mauff, Sept 19, 1863
Sept. 20 to 5:30 P.M.
Loss 151.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-673(see note)
  LCS ID: 008897

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, at 5:30 p.m.

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My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Located on the west side of Battleline Road, past tour stop #2 in the Chickamauga National Military Park.

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Other (Please explain in the Private Message field)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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