Fifty-First Illinois Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.603 W 085° 16.243
16S E 657980 N 3864432
Quick Description: This marker to the 51st Illinois Infantry Regiment is located in a wooded section on the east side of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Rd, just south of Glenn-Kelley Rd. in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/14/2012 10:25:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMDQDT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
This marker for the 51st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 51st Illinois Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. The 51st Illinois Infantry Regiment was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on December 24, 1861. This marker indicates the position held by the 51st at 11:00 A.M. on September 20, 1863.





Text on the front of the monument:

Illinois

51st Infantry
Bradley’s Brigade
11 A.M. September 20, 1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-691(see note)
  LCS ID: 008931




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

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 at 11:00 a.m. on September 20, 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 - 51st Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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:
in a wooded section on the east side of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Rd, just south of Glenn-Kelley Rd. in the Chickamauga National Military 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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