25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This marker to the 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located north of Vinyard-Alexander Rd and east of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga National Military Park. Parking is avaliable on Vinyard-Alexander Rd at Lafayette Rd.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2012 4:23:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMDNM0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 25th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. Marks unit's position on Sept. 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. The 25th Illinois Infantry was organized at Saint Louis, Missouri and mustered into Federal service on August 4, 1861.

Text on the front of the monument:
Illinois

25th Infantry
3rd Brigade - Heg
1st Division – Davis
20th Army Corps – McCook




Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Major Samuel D. Wall (wounded)
Capt. Wessford Taggart
Sept. 19, 1863
1 to 4 P.M.
Loss 205
Occupied position 200 yards in advance
At 12:30 P.M.





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-676(see note)
  LCS ID: 008898




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

7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on 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.m.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
3. 
Substructure
Limestone
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 - 25th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

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:
This marker to the 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located north of Vinyard-Alexander Rd and east of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga National Military Park. Parking is avaliable on Vinyard-Alexander Rd at Lafayette 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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