19th Indiana Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.212 W 085° 15.694
16S E 658797 N 3865572
Quick Description: This marker dedicated to the 19th Indiana Battery is on a wooded path, on the west side of Layfette Rd, near Poe Rd. in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It indicates the position of the 26th at 11:30 a.m. on September 20, 1963.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/26/2012 3:55:32 PM
Waymark Code: WME2QH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker made of limestone is dedicated to 19th Indiana Battery Light Artillery and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The unit was organized organized at Indianapolis, Indiana and mustered in August 5, 1862. This is the one of four marker to 19th Indiana Battery on the battlefield. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19th, 1863 from 12 noon until 4 P.M.


19th Indiana Battery


Text:
Indiana
Nineteenth Battery. (Harris)
Second Brigade. (King)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863. 12 M to 4 P.M.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-762
  LCS ID: 008737




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans 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 at south end of Poe Field.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Bronze
2. 
Superstructure
Limestone
3. 
Substructure
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
4. Wikipedia - 19th Indiana Battery Light Artillery


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: 1/1/1898

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Related Website: [Web Link]

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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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