Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.314 W 085° 15.729
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Quick Description: This monument to the Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery is located on Poe Road near the Lafayette Highway.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/18/2015 10:05:11 AM
Waymark Code: WMND62
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument to the Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery, commanded by Captain Josiah W. Church is in recognition of their service during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. There are six monuments to Battery D, 1st Michigan Artillery on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument

to her
Light Battery D
First Artillery
Commanded by
Captain Josiah W. Church
Connell's Brigade
Brannan's Division
Thomas' Corps

Text on the rear of the monument

The battery moved from Gower's Ford on the evening of the 18th, marching the entire night to a position near the Kelly House, being heavily engaged in two positions on the 19th. About midnight of the 19th advanced from bivouac in the Dyer Field, reaching their position after several changes to the left. Here, about 11 a.m. on the 20th, the battery became desperately engaged at double canister range, and all supports on the right having been forced back and many of the horses killed, it became necessary to abandon three pieces. The other three were withdrawn to the hill in rear. Casualties: 11

During the operations at Chattanooga, the battery occupied a position in Fort Negley.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-879(see note)
  LCS ID: 003012

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & federal government to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

6'6" x 6'6" at base & 8' high, monument consists of pyramid on double-step base. Front of pyramid has polished panel with inscription. All bronze is missing from this monument.

Structural Component(s)


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

My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - Battery "D" 1st Regiment Michigan Light Artillery
5. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - Battery "D" 1st Regiment Michigan Light Artillery

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: 1/1/1895

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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