92nd Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.859 W 085° 15.725
16S E 658761 N 3864919
Quick Description: The 92nd Illinois Infantry Monument Marker is located on the ridge line in the Brotherton's Field, Lafayette Road, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/12/2012 12:13:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMDG86
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker to the 92nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry , is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their postion on Saturday, September 19, 1863 from 1 to 1:30 P.M.




Text on the front of the marker:
Illinois

92nd Infantry
1st Brigade – Wilder
4th Division – Reynolds
14th Army Corps – Thomas



Text on the rear of the marker:
Commanded by
Col. – Smith D. Atkins
8 Companies
2 companies detailed to courier duty
Sept. 19 - 1863
1 to 1:30 P.M.

Loss 26




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-711(see note)
  LCS ID: 008915




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

The marker contributes to the national significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans 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" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 19, 1863, from 1:00 to 1:30 p.m.



Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Bronze
2. 
Superstructure
Granite
3. 
Substructure
Limestone


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

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

Rating (1-5):

Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

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

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