22nd Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.158 W 085° 15.634
16S E 658922 N 3863626
Quick Description: This monument to the 22nd Illinois is located in Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield. This monument indicates their position from Sept. 19th at 4 p.m. until 4 am on the 20th.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/7/2012 11:50:05 AM
Waymark Code: WMECH4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 22nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 22nd Illinois Infantry was organized at Belleville, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on June 25, 1861. This monument indicates their position from Saturday 19th at 4 p.m. until Sunday, September 20, 1863, 4 a.m.

Text on the front of the monument:
22nd Infantry
3rd Brigade – Bradley
3rd Division – Sheridan
20th Army Corps - McCook

Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Lt. Col. Francis Swanwick
Sept. 19 – 1863
4 P.M. 19th to 4 A.M. 20th
Loss 130

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-671(see note)
  LCS ID: 008896

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 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 from 9/19 at 4:00 p.m. until 9/20/63 at 4:00 a.m.

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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 - 22nd 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.

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]

in Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.

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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