Twenty-First Illinois Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.679 W 085° 15.833
16S E 658602 N 3864583
Quick Description: This marker to the 21st Illinois Regiment is located along a path in the wooded area behind the Brotherton Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/3/2011 5:08:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMD83G
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 21st Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It indicates their position at 11:00 am on September 20, 1863.

Text:
Illinois
21st Infantry
Carlin’s Brigade
11 A.M. September 20, 1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-670(see note)
  LCS ID: 008922




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

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 September 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

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1899

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

Rating (1-5):

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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