37th Georgia Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.218 W 085° 15.628
16S E 658897 N 3865585
Quick Description: This marker to the 37th Georgia Infantry Marker is located on the east side of Lafaytte Rd at the woods edge on the south end of Poe’s Field, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2012 12:11:30 PM
Waymark Code: WME59H
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 37th Georgia Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two markers to 37th Georgia Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location at 5:00 p.m. on Sept. 19, 1863.


Infantry


Text:
C.S.A.

Georgia
37th Infantry
Col. A. F. Rudler.
Lieut. Col. Joseph T. Smith.
Bate’s Brigade
Stewart’s Division
5 P.M. Sept. 19, 1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1316
  LCS ID: 008847




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

A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 5:00 p.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
4. Research Online - 37th Regt., Ga. Volunteer Infantry

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

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

Visit Instructions:

To log a visit, a waymarker must visit the monument or memorial in person and post a photo. Personal observations and comments will be appreciated.

Search for...
Geocaching.com Google Map
Google Maps
MapQuest
Bing Maps
Nearest Waymarks
Nearest American Civil War Monuments and Memorials
Nearest Geocaches
Nearest Benchmarks
Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point
Recent Visits/Logs:
Date Logged Log User Rating  
Lat34North visited 37th Georgia Infantry Marker  - Chickamauga National Battlefield 3/2/2011 Lat34North visited it