T. H. Dawson's Georgia Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.115 W 085° 15.388
16S E 659266 N 3865401
Quick Description: This Monument to the T. H. Dawson's Georgia Battery is located along a wooded path, north of Brothenton Rd and east of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location on Sunday, September 20, 1863 at 11:30 am.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/4/2012 7:12:08 PM
Waymark Code: WMEJHG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
Views: 3

Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to T. H. Dawson's Georgia Battery, in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location on Sunday, September 20, 1863, at 11:30 am. The battery was commanded by Lt. R. W. Anderson and had 2 Napoleons and 2 12 pounder Howitzers.




Text on the front of the marker:
CSA

Georgia
T. H. Dawson's Georgia Battery
Lt. R. W. Anderson
Brown’s Brigade
Stewart’s Division
11:30 A.M. Sept. 20, 1863







From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1256(see note)
  LCS ID: 008862




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

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 11:30 a.m.



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
1898
AD
1899
AD
 
 


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

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1899

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

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

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