35th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.293 W 085° 15.670
16S E 658863 N 3863874
Quick Description: This monument to the 35th Illinois Infantry is located on the east side of Lafayette Rd, north of Vinyard-Alexander Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. This is a standard Illinois monument.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/24/2012 11:39:19 AM
Waymark Code: WMDK8D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This monument to the 35th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry , is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their postion on Saturday, September 19, 1863 from 1 to 4 P.M. It is one of two markers to the 35th Illinois Infantry on the battlefield. The waymark of the other marker is 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker.

Text on the front of the marker:

35th Infantry
3rd Brigade – Heg
1st Division – Davis
20th Army Corps – McCook

Text on the rear of the marker:

Commanded by
Lieut. Col. William P. Chandler.
Sept. 19 – 1863
1 to 4 P.M.
Loss 160
Occupied position 200 yards in advance
At 12:30 P.M.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-680(see note)
  LCS ID: 008900

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groupds 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" rock-faced monument consisting of a rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.

Structural Component(s)

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

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]

located on the east side of Lafayette Rd, north of Vinyard-Alexander Rd 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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