8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Lat34North
N 34° 54.954 W 085° 15.762
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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
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.
8th Kansas Vol’s
Sept 20th, 1863
At 12:00 noon
Col. John A. Martin,
Lieut. Col. James L. Abernathy.
Third Brigade - First Division - Twentieth Army Corps.
From the NRHP nomination form:
||National Register Status:
||Entered - Documented
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||National Historic Landmark?:
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.
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2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle