44th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.829 W 085° 16.036
16S E 658288 N 3864856
Quick Description: This Monument to the 44th Illinois Infantry is located in Dyer Field, west of Glen-Kelly Rd and south of Dyer Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/11/2012 10:27:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMDPP1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This monument to the 44th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This marker indicates the position of the 44th from 11:00 am to 11:30 am p.m. on September 20, 1863. The 44th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 25, 1861 This is one of two markers to the 44th Illinois on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument:

44th Infantry
2nd Brigade - Laibolot
3rd Division – Sheridan
20th Army Corps – McCook

Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Col – Wallace W. Barrett
Sept 20 – 1863
11 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Loss 100

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-688(see note)
  LCS ID: 008904

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" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, from 11:00 to 11:30 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 - 44th 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.

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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