88th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga, GA
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N 34° 52.996 W 085° 16.105
16S E 658242 N 3861465
Quick Description: This marker to 88th Illinois Infantry is located on Lee and Gordon Mill Circle in Chickamauga, GA. This marker is outside of the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/7/2012 3:59:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMDXPB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 88th Illinois Infantry was organized at Camp Douglas, in Chicago, and mustered into Federal service on September 4, 1862. This marker marks their position from 5:00 p.m. September 19, 1863 to 3:30 a.m. on September 20, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 88th located on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument:

88th Infantry
Lytle Brigade
5 P.M. 19th to 3:30 A.M. 20th of September, 1863

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-708(see note)
  LCS ID: 008961

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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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. Rock-faced sides; polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's position from 5:00 p.m. 9/19/1863 to 3:30 a.m. 9/20/1863.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry

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. This marker is not on the map since it is outside the park.

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 Lee and Gordon Mill Circle in Chickamauga, GA. This marker is outside of the Chickamauga National Military Park.

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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