44th Illinois Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 53.984 W 085° 15.687
16S E 658847 N 3863303
Quick Description: This Marker to the 44th Illinois Infantry is located in on the east side of Lafeyette Rd near the southern entrance to the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2012 7:36:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMDPMP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This monument to the 44th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This marker indicates the position of the 44th at 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 1863. The 44th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 25, 1861 This is one of two markers to the 44th Illinois on the battlefield.




Text on the front of the monument:
Illinois

44th Infantry
Laibolot’s Brigade
5 P.M. September 19, 1863



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-689(see note)
  LCS ID: 008970




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

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 at 5:00 p.m. on September 19, 1863.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
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 - 44th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry


Note
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]

Address:
on the east side of Lafeyette Rd near the southern entrance to the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.


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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