60th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.933 W 085° 15.531
16S E 659022 N 3866910
Quick Description: This monument to the 60th North Carolina Infantry Regiment Marker, is located on the east side Layfette Rd. on the north edge of Kelly Field in the Chickamauga NMP.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/17/2011 4:33:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMD4HB
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 60th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their position on Sept. 20, 1863 during the battle.


Erected by the state
of North Carolina.
To mark the point attained
By the 60th N.C. Regt on
Sept. 20, 1863,
Commanded by
Lieut. Col. J. M. Ray
Capt. J. Thos Weaver,
2nd in Command


From the marker located nearby.

Stovall’s Brigade
Breckinridge’s Division, Hill’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Marcellus A. Stovall.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11 A.M.
1st and 3rd, Florida, Col. Wm. S. Dilworth
4th Florida, Col. W. L. L. Bowen
47th, Georgia, Capt. Wm. S. Phillips
  Capt. Joseph S. Cone
60th, North Carolina, Lieut. Col. James M Ray.
  Capt. James Thos. Weaver
Mebqane’s Tenn. Battery, Capt. John W. Mebane.

After sharp resistance, mainly from Dodge’s Brigade on the left of Baird’s Division, Stovall’s Brigade entered the Kelly Field full in the Union rear.
Adam’s Brigade was in the woods on the right across Lafayette Road with its right advanced. Here both brigades were attacked, Stovall from the front and Adams from the left by Van Derveer’s and Stanley’s Brigades and compelled to withdraw to the vicinity of McDonald’s House. In the final assault of the enemy’s lines late in the afternoon, this brigade advanced on the right of the division, passed over the breastworks and pursued to the Chattanooga Road.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1341(see note)
  LCS ID: 003026

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of the 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

6' high x 2.5' x 2.5' granite marker. An inscribed, sloped-front tablet on a two-step base. Marks regiment's point of attack on September 20, 1863.

Long Physical Description

Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in north end of Kelly Field, map site #58.

In the fall of 2002, this stone marker was struck by a tractor and partially turned off it's base. In 2003, the structure was restored by Park staff.

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation

My Sources
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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1909

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of North Carolina

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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