89th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The 89th Illinois Infantry Regiment marker is located on the west side of Battleline Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. This marker indicates the regiment's position on Sunday, September 20, 1863 at 9:00 a.m.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2012 6:32:29 AM
Waymark Code: WMEECJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 89th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. 89th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 27, 1862 and was nicknamed the "Railroad Regiment" due to the important role Chicago, Illinois based Railroad companies had in raising and filing the Regiments' roster. It marks their location on Sunday September 20, 1863 at 9:00 a.m. The commander of the 89th Illinois was Lieutenant Colonel Duncan J. Hall.



Text on the front of the marker:
Illinois
89th Infantry
Willich’s Brigade
9 A.M. September 20, 1863.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-710(see note)
  LCS ID: 008934




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 9 a.m. on Sept. 20, 1863. a.m. FACE, BEVEL TOP GRANITE BLOCK

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 - 89th 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 on the west side of Battleline Road in the 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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