Dedicated June 27, 1914
"Erected To the memory of the Illinois Soldiers who died on the battlefield of Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, June 27th, 1864.
On this field the men of Col. Dan McCooks 3rd brigade, 2nd Div. 14th Army Corps assaulted the Confederate works on the 27th day of June, 1864, losing four hundred and eighty killed, and wounded including two commanders, Col. Dan McCook mortally wounded and Col. O.F. Harmon killed; brigade reached Confederate works and at less than one hundred feet from them maintained a line for six days and nights without relief, at the end of which time the Confederates evacuated."
85th Ill. Volunteer Infty.
Commanded by Col. C.J. Dilworth.
86th Ill. Volunteer Infty.
Commanded by Lt. Col. A.L. Fahnestock.
125th Ill. Volunteer Infty.
Commanded by Col. O. F. Harmon.
Battery I, 2nd Ill. Light Artillery.
Commanded by Lt. Col. Alonzo F. Coe
(back bottom corner)
Edward F. Dunne-Governor
James B. Dibelka-Architect
J. Mario Korbel-sculptor
L.J. Dawdy, W. A. Payton, H.A. Reason > Commissioners.
The McNeel Marble Co. Contractors.