88th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.881 W 085° 15.963
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Quick Description: This marker to the 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment is located on the west side of Glen-Kelley road, just north of the “Tanyard” directional marker in the Chickamauga National Military Park. The plaque is missing from the marker.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2012 12:14:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMDWC0
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker for 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of three markers to the 88th Indiana Infantry on the battlefield. The 88th Indiana Infantry was organized at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and mustered into Federal service on August 29, 1862.



Tanyard
88th Indiana marker is in the background.


Text on the front of the monument:

The plaque is missing



88th Indiana,
  Commanded by; Col. George Humphrey.
  First Brigade (Beatty), Second Division (Negley), Fourteenth Army Corps (Thomas)
From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-853(see note)
  LCS ID: 008799




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

The marker contributes to the national 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 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 near the tanyard.



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

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


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 - 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment

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]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

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

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