115th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.573 W 085° 15.576
16S E 658997 N 3864394
Quick Description: The 115th Illinois Infantry Monument is located along a hiking trail at Snodgrass Hill, tour stop 8, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque on the back of the monument is missing. Parking is at N 34 55.624 W 85 16.262
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/16/2012 10:56:34 AM
Waymark Code: WMEEE3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 115th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The commander of the 115th Illinois was Coronel Jesse H. Moore. This monument marks the 115th’s position on Sunday September 20, 1863, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Text on the front of the marker:
115th Infantry
1st Brigade – Whitaker.
1st Division – Steedman.
Reserve Corps. – Granger.

Text on the rear of the marker: (best guess)
Commanded by
Col. Jesse H. Moore.
Sept. 20 – 1863
2 P.M. to 6 P.M.
Loss ???

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-723(see note)
  LCS ID: 008920

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 granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on Sept. 20, 1863, from 2:00 to 6:00 p.m.

Structural Component(s)


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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

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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