47th Georgia Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.934 W 085° 15.563
16S E 658973 N 3866910
Quick Description: This monument to the Georgia 47th Infantry, is located on the east side Layfette Rd. on the north edge of Kelly Field in the Chickamauga NMP
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2011 4:02:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMD4H3
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the Georgia 47th Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their position at 11:00 A.M. Sept. 20, 1863 during the battle.

Text:
C.S.A.

Georgia
47th Infantry
Capt. William. S. Phillips
Capt. Joseph S. Cone
Stovall’s Brigade
Breckinridge’s Division
11:00 A. M. Sept. 20, 1863


From the marker located nearby.

Stovall’s Brigade
Breckinridge’s Division, Hill’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Marcellus A. Stovall.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11 A.M.
1st and 3rd, Florida, Col. Wm. S. Dilworth
4th Florida, Col. W. L. L. Bowen
47th, Georgia, Capt. Wm. S. Phillips
  Capt. Joseph S. Cone
60th, North Carolina, Lieut. Col. James M Ray.
  Capt. James Thos. Weaver
Mebqane’s Tenn. Battery, Capt. John W. Mebane.

After sharp resistance, mainly from Dodge’s Brigade on the left of Baird’s Division, Stovall’s Brigade entered the Kelly Field full in the Union rear.
Adam’s Brigade was in the woods on the right across Lafayette Road with its right advanced. Here both brigades were attacked, Stovall from the front and Adams from the left by Van Derveer’s and Stanley’s Brigades and compelled to withdraw to the vicinity of McDonald’s House. In the final assault of the enemy’s lines late in the afternoon, this brigade advanced on the right of the division, passed over the breastworks and pursued to the Chattanooga Road.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1301(see note)
  LCS ID: 008853




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 national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 11:00 a.m.


Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Granite



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1898
AD
1899
AD
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle



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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1899

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

Rating (1-5):

Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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