Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Lat34North
N 34° 55.258 W 085° 15.676
16S E 658822 N 3865658
Quick Description: The Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker is located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2012 6:27:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMEMVE
This monument is dedicated to Massenburg's Georgia Battery, in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga
, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location at noon on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1863. The battery was commanded by Captain T.L. Massenburg and had 2 10 PDR. Parrotts.
Text on the front of the marker:
Capt. T.L. Massenburg.
Army of Tennessee.
Noon Sept 20, 1863.
From the NRHP nomination form:
||National Register Status:
||Entered - Documented
||National Register Date:
||National Historic Landmark?:
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 crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon.
||Begin Year AD/BC
||End Year AD/BC
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
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.