Monument

59th Illinois Infantry Monument

Sept. 20, 1863, 1 pm

Battle of Chickamauga



59th Illinois Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:51:18
1. 59th Illinois Infantry Monument
 

Inscription:
59th Infantry.
1st Brigade - Post.
1st Division - Davis.
20th Army Corps - McCook.

This regiment was engaged in guarding trains September 19th and
acted with Mitchell's Cavalry Corps at Crawfish Springs during
the afternoon of September 20th 1863.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Commanded By
Lieutenant Colonel Joshua C. Winters.
Reached Crawfish Springs
September 20, 1 p.m.


59th Illinois Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:51:15
2. 59th Illinois Infantry Monument
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.119  W 85° 16.378. Map it

Parking is available on Wilder Road .


To reach this monument:
Marker is on Wilder Road south of Glenn-Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the side of a park roadway, in a small cluster of one tablet and three monuments.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Post's Brigade Tablet (MT-623) (Is only 49 feet away) ; 74th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-695) (Is only 91 feet away) ; 75th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-696) (about 207 feet away) ; Wilder's Brigade Tablet (MT-650) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Davis' Division Tablet (MT-500) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Laiboldt's Brigade Tablet (MT-612) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 9th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1045) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 2nd, 3rd, 5th, & 6th Kentucky U.S. Cavalry Marker (MT-861) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-782) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Chicago Board of Trade Illinois Battery Monument (MT-666) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 123rd Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-725) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (CSA) Marker (MT-1323) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 8th Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery Plaque (MT-1072) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 2nd Michigan Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-882) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 8th Wisconsin Battery Monument (MT-1073) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-692.



Comments about this monument:
This is a standard Illinois marker built in 1898. It is a 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. It marker the units location on September 20, 1863, during battle.


59th Illinois Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:51:33
3. 59th Illinois Infantry Monument
View of the backside of the monument. 
59th Illinois Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:51:46
4. 59th Illinois Infantry Monument
 
59th Illinois Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:51:20
5. 59th Illinois Infantry Monument
 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on October 20, 2018. This page has been viewed 135 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on October 21, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 10/20/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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