4th Indiana Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.613 W 085° 14.543
16S E 660536 N 3866344
Quick Description: This marker to the 4th Indiana Battery is along a path north of Winfrey’s Field on Brotherton Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield (see directions @ end). It marks their location at from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sept. 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 3:21:15 PM
Waymark Code: WME8TJ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 4th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 4th Indiana Battery was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana and mustered in to Federal service on September 30, 1861. This is one of three markers to the 4th Indiana Battery on the battlefield. It marks their location at from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sept. 19, 1863.


4th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery Marker


Text on the front of the monument:
Indiana
Fourth Battery (Flamsburg)
Second Brigade (Starkweather)
First Division (Baird)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-732
  LCS ID: 008739




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  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

This standard Indiana 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 battery's position on west side of Winfrey Field.



Long Physical Description

Stone marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield north of Winfrey Field, map site #98



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

1. 
Substructure
Limestone
2. 
Superstructure
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 - 4th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery

Directions: I parked at the Winfrey Field on Brotherton Rd. There are several monuments along the north side of Winfrey Field. Take the path along the western edge of the field to the 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker. There is a second trail along the northern edge of the field, follow this path to the 93rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument. Just west of this monument, there is a trail leading in to the wooded area north of the Winfrey Field.
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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