Twenty-Fourth Illinois Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.675 W 085° 14.560
16S E 660508 N 3866458
Quick Description: This marker to the 24th Illinois Infantry is along a path north of Winfrey’s Field on Brotherton Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield (see directions @ end). It marks the unit's position at 6:30 p.m. on September 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 3:42:06 PM
Waymark Code: WME8TP
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment , is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 24th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on July 8, 1861. This is one of three markers to the 24th Illinois on the battlefield. It marks the unit's position at 6:30 p.m. on September 19, 1863.

24th Infantry
Starkweather’s Brigade
6:30 P.M. September 19, 1863

24th Illinois
   Col. Geza Mihalotzy,
   Capt. August Mauff.
Second Brigade - First Division - XIV Army Corps.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-675(see note)
  LCS ID: 008924

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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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 6:30 p.m. on September 19, 1863.

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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 - 24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment

Directions: I parked at the Winfrey Field on Brotherton Rd. There are several monuments along the north side of Winfrey Field. Take the path along the western edge of the field to the 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker. There is a second trail along the northern edge of the field, follow this path to the 93rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument. Just west of this monument, there is a trail leading in to the wooded area north of the Winfrey Field.

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.

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Type of memorial: Monument

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