38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This marker to the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located on the eastern edge of Viniard Field south of Vinyard-Alexander Rd and east of Lafayette Rd. This marker is in advance of the main line of markers in the Chickamauga NMP.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2012 2:41:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMDNJZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 38th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. The 38th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Butler, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 15, 1861.

Text on the front of the monument:
Illinois

38th Infantry
2nd Brigade Carlin
1st Division – Davis
20th Army Corps – McCook



Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Col. Daniel H. Gilmer
Captain Willis G. Whitehurst
Sept. 19, 1863
1 to 4 P.M.
Loss 180
Occupied position 200 yards in advance
At 12:30 P.M.



38th Illinois Infantry
Commanding;
   Lieut. Col. Daniel H. Gilmer,
   Capt. Willis G. Whitehurst.
Second Brigade - First Division - Twentieth Army Corps.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-684(see note)
  LCS ID: 008902




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker 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" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.



Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
Substructure
Bronze
Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1899
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 38th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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]

Address:
on the eastern edge of Viniard Field south of Vinyard-Alexander Rd and east of Lafayette Rd. This marker is in advance of the main line of markers in the Chickamauga NMP.


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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