38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.746 W 085° 15.798
16S E 658653 N 3864708
Quick Description: This marker to the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located on a trail in the wooded area on the south-western edge of the Brotherton Field, on the west side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga NMP.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2012 4:48:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMDE66
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 38th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks the unit's position at 11:00 A.M. September 20, 1863.

Text:
Illinois

38th Infantry
Carlin’s Brigade
11:00 A.M. September 20, 1863





This second nearby marker marks the spot where Col. Daniel H. Gilmer of the 38th Illinois Infantry was killed on September 20, 1863.
N34 54.746 W85 15.804


38th Illinois Infantry
Commanding;
   Lieut. Col. Daniel H. Gilmer,
   Capt. Willis G. Whitehurst.
Second Brigade - First Division - Twentieth Army Corps.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-685(see note)
  LCS ID: 008929




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. Sides are rock-faced; front is polished & inscribed. "Illinois" appears in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, at 11:00 a.m. a.m.



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Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

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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

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:
on a trail in the wooded area on the south-western edge of the Brotherton Field, on the west side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga NMP.


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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