79th Illinois Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.315 W 085° 14.611
16S E 660442 N 3865792
Quick Description: The 79th Illinois Infantry Monument is located along a wooded hiking trail south of Brotherton Rd and west of Alexander Bridge Rd. at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It indicates their position on Sept. 19, 1863 from 3 to 7 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2012 3:57:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMED3J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment Regiment was organized at Mattoon, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on August 28, 1862. Their commander was Col. Allen Buckner. It marks unit's position on September 19, 1863, from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.



Text on the front of the monument:
Illinois
79 Infantry
2nd Brigade – Dodge
2nd Division – Johnson
20th Army Corps – McCook



Text on the rear of the monument:
Commanded by
Col. Allen Buckner
Sept. 19 – 1863
3 P.M. to 7 P.M.
Loss 212.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-698(see note)
  LCS ID: 008911




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. 19, 1863, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m.



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 - 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment

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.

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Sunrise to sunset


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0.00

Type of memorial: Monument

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