15th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Vols) - Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 56.116 W 085° 15.426
16S E 659176 N 3867251
Quick Description: This marker to the 15th Kentucky Infantry US Volunteer is located in the woods south of Alexander Bridge Rd.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/4/2011 3:18:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMCGAR
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This small monument is dedicated to the 15th Kentucky Infantry US Volunteer in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Kentucky in the American Civil War was a border state and officially neutral at the beginning of the war. Units from Kentucky served in both the Union and Confederate Armies.

Text:
15th
Kentucky
Int. U. S. Vols



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-871 (see note)
  LCS ID: 008997




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

Short Physical Description

1'8" x 1'2" x 3'2" high, marker is a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.


Volume:

1 - 2,000 cubic feet

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
1899
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 15th Infantry Regiment (United States)



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: 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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