One Hundredth Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This monument to the 100th Illinois is located in Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield. This monument indicates their position from Sept. 19th at 4 p.m. until 4 am on the 20th.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 1:45:50 PM
Waymark Code: WMECHQ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 100th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 100th Illinois Infantry was organized at Joliet, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 30, 1862. This monument indicates their position from Saturday 19th at 4 p.m. until Sunday, September 20, 1863, 4 a.m. Their commander, Colonel Frederick A. Bartleson, was wounded on Sunday, Sept 20, 1863.



Text on the front of the monument:
Illinois
100th Infantry
1st Brigade - Buell
1st Division – Wood
21th Army Corps – Crittenden



Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Col. Frederick A. Bartleson, (wounded Sept 20)
Major Charles M. Hammond.
Sept. 19 – 1863
4 P.M. 19th to 4 A.M. 20th
Loss 149




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-717(see note)
  LCS ID: 008918




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 granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position from 9/19/1863, 4:00 p.m. to 9/20/1863, 4:00 a.m.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
Superstructure
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 - 100th 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:
located in Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield.


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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