Tennessee U.S.A. Cavalry Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Tennessee Cavalry Monument (Federal) is located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/25/2012 8:22:35 PM
Waymark Code: WMDV6Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to all the men from Tennessee that severed in the US Calvary during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Description of the monument
A full-length figure of a uniformed Union soldier striking a death blow with his sword. His right hand reaches across his chest to grasp the sword from a sheath that he holds with his left hand. The sword is now missing. The soldier is in uniform and wears a hat and boots and has a mustache. He stands with his proper left foot forward. The sculpture is set upon a castellated pedestal, mounted upon a two-tiered, stepped, rough-cut base.


Text on the front of the monument:
In commemoration of the
heroism of her sons,
September 19" - 20," 1863

TENNESSEE
ERECTS THIS MONUMENT
CAVALRY



Text on the rear of the monument:
1ST REGIMENT LT. COL. JAMES P. BROWNLOW
1ST BRIGADE, COL. DANIEL M. RAY,
FIRST DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS.
2ND REGIMENT. LT. COL. WILLIAM R. COOK.
SECOND BRIGADE, FIRST DIVISION, CAVALRY CORPS




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1050(see note)
  LCS ID: 003206




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

6'8" square at base and 15'7" high, the monument has a 2-step rock-faced base, an inscribed shaft and a crenelated capstone, which supports bronze figure of a cavalryman drawing his sword on a pedestal.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236.

This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 315 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location



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

1. 
Substructure
Bronze
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
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
1899
AD
 
 
Munchen, Miller
Sculptor
2. 
Moved
1966
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. SIRIS - Tennessee Cavalry Monument (Federal)


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.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Wilder's Tower, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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