88th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.657 W 085° 16.127
16S E 658155 N 3864535
Quick Description: This monument to the 88th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 4:47:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMDV5N
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 88th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglas, in Chicago, and mustered into Federal service on September 4, 1862. This marker marks their position from 11 am to 11:30 am on the 20th, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 88th located on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument:

88th Infantry
1st brigade – Lytle
3rd Division – Sheridan
20th Army Corps – McCook

Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Lt. Col. Alexander S. Chadborne
Sept. 20 - 1863
11 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Loss 88

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-707(see note)
  LCS ID: 008913

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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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 granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, from 11:00 to 11:30 a.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 - 88th 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]

near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in 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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