98th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.259 W 085° 15.843
16S E 658600 N 3863807
Quick Description: This marker for the 98th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/1/2012 12:08:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMDMPA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This marker for the 98th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marker the position of the 98th from 1 to 5 p.m. on September 19, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 98th Illinois Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. "The 98th Illinois Infantry was organized at Centralia, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 3, 1862 and converted to mounted infantry on March 8, 1863".

Foreground: 92nd Illinois Marker
Mid-ground: 98th Illinois Marker
Background: 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Monument

Text on the front of the monument:


98th Infantry
Wilders Brigade
1 to 5 P.M. September 19, 1863

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-716(see note)
  LCS ID: 008937

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

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 on September 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 98th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry

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]

on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd.

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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