87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.890 W 085° 15.560
16S E 658979 N 3866829
Quick Description: This marker for the 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment, is located on the east side Layfette Rd. close to the north end of Kelly’s Field in the Chickamauga NBP.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2011 5:38:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMD5G2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment , is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their position at 10:00 A.M. on Sept. 20, 1863 during the battle.



Text:
Indiana
Eighty-Seventh Regiment Infantry
(Gleason)
Third Brigade (Vanderveer)
Third Division (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 10 A.M.





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-849(see note)
  LCS ID: 008719




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 regimental 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 regiment's position in nortwest corner of Kelly 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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1898

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

Rating (1-5):

Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

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

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