85th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.955 W 085° 13.901
16S E 661502 N 3866994
Quick Description: This Monument to the 85th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located on the side of Reeds Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location from Saturday, September 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 9:50:45 AM
Waymark Code: WMEE15
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 85th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 85th Illinois Infantry was organized at Peoria, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 27, 1862. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863. The commander of the 85th Illinois was Colonel Caleb J. Dilworth.

Text on the front of the marker:
85th Infantry.
2nd brigade – Daniel McCook.
2nd Division – Morgan.
Reserve Corps – Granger.

Text on the rear of the marker:
Commanded by
Col. Caleb J. Dilworth
Sept. 19th, 1863

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-702(see note)
  LCS ID: 008955

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

7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" rock-faced monument consists of rectangular block of granite with an inscribed, polished front on a granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position from 6:00 p.m. 9/18/1863 to 7:00 a.m. 9/19/1863.
Note: The date on the monument is Sept. 19, 1863, this text appears to be from the marker located outside of the park, rather than the text from the monument.

Long Physical Description

Monument is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield northwest on Reed's Bridge Road at map site #18.

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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 - 85th 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]

located on the side of Reeds Bridge Road 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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