Monument

123rd Illinois Infantry Monument

Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m. to Sept. 19, 4:00 a.m.

Battle of Chickamauga



123rd Illinois Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:11:25
1. 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument
 

Inscription:
Illinois

123 Infantry
1st Brigade – Wilder.
4th Division - Reynolds
14th Army Corps - Thomas

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Plaque is missing



123rd Illinois Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:10:15
2. 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.0457  W 85° 15.3362. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0797  W 85° 15.3599 .
Gravel Parking area on the south side of the road.


To reach this monument:
From the parking area on Viniard Road follow the path south. The path will fork, take the right (east) path. A second path will branch off to the right (east). Follow this path. This path is just before the plaque for Kelly's Brigade (CSA). Near the site of the Hall house, a path will be on your right. Follow this path to the marker for the 123rd Illinois Infantry.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-812) (about 118 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-846) (about 132 feet away) ; Hall's House (MT-1448) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Preston's Division Tablet (MT-1111) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Kelly’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1177) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Preston’s Division Tablet (MT-1112) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 65th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1319) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Jeffress’ Virginia Battery Plaque (MT-1417) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Gracie’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1154) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (MT-424) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps Plaque (MT-1090) (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Walker's Reserve Corps. Tablet (MT-447) (approx. 0.7 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.



Other monuments to the 123rd Illinois Infantry Regiment on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-724.


Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 6/23/2011.

Plaque is missing from the rear of the monument. The NPS List of Classified structures give the date and time for when the Regiment was here as Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m. to Sept. 19, 4:00 a.m.
One or more plaques are missing.


Comments about this monument:
This is a standard Illinois unit monument. It is 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. The monument was erected in 1899. Marks unit's position from Sept. 18, 7:00 p.m. to Sept. 19, 4:00 a.m.


123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:11:42
3. 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (rear)
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 15, 2017. This page has been viewed 117 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 2 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 15, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on May 15, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 05/15/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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