19th Indiana Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.871 W 085° 15.723
16S E 658764 N 3864941
Quick Description: The 19th Indiana Battery Marker is located on the ridge line in the Brotherton's Field, Lafayette Road, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/12/2012 4:54:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMDGE8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker to the 19th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery also known as Harris' Battery, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their postion on Saturday, September 19, 1863 from 4:00 P.M. to 10 P.M.

There are 3 markers to the 19th Indiana Battery Marker on the battlefield.




Text:
Indiana

Nineteenth Battery (Harris)
Second Brigade (King)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Army Corps (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 4 P.M. to 10 P.M.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-763(see note)
  LCS ID: 008767




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

Short Physical Description

This standard Indiana marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks battery's position in center of Brotherton Field.



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

1. 
Substructure
Limestone
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
3. 
Superstructure
Limestone


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1898
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

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.

Website pertaining to the memorial: [Web Link]

List if there are any visiting hours:
Sunrise to sunset


Entrance fees (if it applies): 0.00

Type of memorial: Monument

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