38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.746 W 085° 15.798
16S E 658653 N 3864708
Quick Description: This marker to the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located on a trail in the wooded area on the south-western edge of the Brotherton Field, on the west side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga NMP.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/1/2012 5:14:00 PM
Waymark Code: WMDE6E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 38th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks the unit's position at 11:00 A.M. September 20, 1863.


38th Infantry
Carlin’s Brigade
11:00 A.M. September 20, 1863

This second nearby marker marks the spot where Col. Daniel H. Gilmer of the 38th Illinois Infantry was killed on September 20, 1863.
N34 54.746 W85 15.804

38th Illinois Infantry
   Lieut. Col. Daniel H. Gilmer,
   Capt. Willis G. Whitehurst.
Second Brigade - First Division - Twentieth Army Corps.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-685(see note)
  LCS ID: 008929

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

2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Sides are rock-faced; front is polished & inscribed. "Illinois" appears in large raised letters on beveled top. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, at 11:00 a.m. 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

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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