100th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.066 W 085° 15.749
16S E 658718 N 3865301
Quick Description: This marker to the 100th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located on the south side of Dyer Rd, just west of the split rail fence along the western edge of the Brothernton Field in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2012 10:29:23 AM
Waymark Code: WME2X9
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker made of dark Quincy granite is dedicated to 100th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The unit was organized at Joliet, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 30, 1862. This is the one of four markers to 100th Illinois Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location on Sunday, September 20th, 1863 at 11:00 A.M.


100th Illinois Infantry Regiment


Text:
Illinois
100th Infantry.
Buell’s Brigade.
11 A.M. September 20, 1963



100th Illinois,
  •Commanded by:
    Col. Frederick A. Bartleson,
    Maj. Charles M. Hammond.
  • First Brigade. - Col. GEORGE P. BUELL.
  • First Division. - Brig. Gen. THOMAS J. WOOD.
  • XXI Army Corps. - Maj. Gen. THOMAS L. CRITTENDEN


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-718
  LCS ID: 008938




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l 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

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 at 11:00 a.m. on Sept. 20, 1863.



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 - 100th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry


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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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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