8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This marker to the 8th Kansas Regiment is located along a path just west of the split rail fence in the wooded area behind the Brotherton Field on the e. side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga NMP. (note: the access point is in the center of fence).
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/4/2011 4:28:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMD8DT
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Long Description:
This marker to the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment is located along a path just west of the split rail fence in the wooded area behind the Brotherton Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga National Military Park. (note: the access point is in the center of the field, south of this marker or from Dyer Rd)

This marker is dedicated to the 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks the unit's position at 12:00 noon on September 20, 1863.

Text:
Position
Of the
8th Kansas Vol’s
Sept 20th, 1863
At 12:00 noon



8th Kansas
Commanding;
   Col. John A. Martin,
   Lieut. Col. James L. Abernathy.

Third Brigade - First Division - Twentieth Army Corps.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-859(see note)
  LCS ID: 003001




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
10/15/1966

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to nat'l 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

The marker is a simple, 6' high x 3' wide x 1.5' deep, granite obelisk inscribed on its face. It marks the regiment's position at 12:00 noon on September 20, 1863.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Brotherton Field, map site #190.



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
1910
AD
1919
AD
 
 


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

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1919

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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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