36th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.719 W 085° 16.100
16S E 658194 N 3864650
Quick Description: This monument to the Thirty-Sixth Illinois Infantry Regiment is located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park. The monument is east of the field and north of the road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 5:02:17 PM
Waymark Code: WMDV5W
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 36th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 36th Illinois Infantry was organized Camp Hammond at Montgomery, Illinois, just south of Aurora, and mustered into Federal service on September 23, 1861. This marker marks their position from 11 am to 11:30 am on the 20th, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 36th located on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument:

36th Infantry
1st brigade – Lytle
3rd Division – Sheridan
20th Army Corps – McCook

Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Col. Silas Miller
(succeeded Lytle, Brig. Comdr.)
Lt. Col. Porter C. Olson
Sept. 20 - 1863
11 A.M. to 11:30 A.M.
Loss 141

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-682(see note)
  LCS ID: 008901

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 monumnet consisting of a rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 1'6" high 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 - 36th 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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Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

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

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