104th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.825 W 085° 15.964
16S E 658398 N 3864850
Quick Description: This marker to the 104th Illinois Infantry is located in Dyer Field, west of Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/26/2012 2:37:39 PM
Waymark Code: WMDVDN
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
This monument to the 104th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This marker indicates the position of the 104th during the night of September 19-20, 1863. This is one of three markers to the 104th Illinois on the battlefield. A 4th marker is located in the Lookout Mountain unit.




Text on the front of the monument:
Illinois

104th Infantry
J. Beatty's Brigade
During night of September 19-20, 1863.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-722(see note)
  LCS ID: 008940




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  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

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 during night of Sept. 19-20, 1863.



Long Physical Description

Marker is located in the Chickamauga Battlefield along Glenn-Kelly Road, map site #188.



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 - List of Illinois Civil War units


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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1899

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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