98th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 54.453 W 085° 16.344
16S E 657831 N 3864153
Quick Description: This marker to the 98th Illinois Infantry is near Wilder's Brigade monument located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/20/2014 7:23:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMMA8T
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This marker to the 98th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 98th Illinois Infantry was organized at Centralia, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 3, 1862. The regiment was converted to mounted infantry on March 8, 1863. An element of "Wilder's Mounted Infantry."






Text on the front of the marker:

Illinois
98th Infantry.
1st Brigade – Wilder.
4th Division – Reynolds.
14th Army Corps – Thomas.



Text on the rear of the marker:

The plaque is missing





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-715
  LCS ID: 008917




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  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

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 September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
Substructure
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 - 98th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry
5. CWBFM.org - 98th Illinois Infantry Monument



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.




Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1899

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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