123rd Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.183 W 085° 15.852
16S E 658589 N 3863666
Quick Description: This marker for the 123rd Illinois Infantry Regiment is located on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/2/2012 9:57:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMDMVH
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This marker for the 123rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marker the position of the 123rd from 1 to 5 p.m. on September 19, 1863. This is one of three markers to the 123rd Illinois Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. The 123rd Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Terry, Mattoon, Coles County, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 6, 1862.



123rd Illinois Marker


Text on the front of the monument:

Illinois

123rd Infantry
Wilders Brigade
1 to 5 P.M. September 19, 1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-726(see note)
  LCS ID: 008942




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  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

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 on September 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 5:00 p.m.



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 - 123rd 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:
on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd.


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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