84th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.085 W 085° 15.395
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Quick Description: This Monument to the 84th Illinois Infantry Regiment is located along a wooded path, north of Brothenton Rd and east of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location on Sat., September 19, 1863, from 1 until 4 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/11/2012 10:23:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMEDDQ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 84th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 84th Illinois Infantry was organized at Quincy, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 1, 1862. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863, from 1 pm until 4 p.m. The commander of the 84th Illinois was Colonel Louis H. Waters.



Text on the front of the marker:
Illinois
84th Infantry
3rd Brigade – Grose
2nd Division – Palmer
21st Army Corps – Crittenden



Text on the rear of the marker:
Commanded by
Col – Louis H. Waters
Sept. 19 – 1863
1 P.M. to 4 P.M.
Loss 105


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-700(see note)
  LCS ID: 008912




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

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 granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Note: Monument reads Sept 19, not 20.



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

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


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 - 84th 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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