4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.115 W 085° 15.388
16S E 659266 N 3865401
Quick Description: This marker to the 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters is located on the north side of Brotherton Rd., east of Lafayette Rd. in the Chickamauga NBP. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863, at 4:30 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/7/2012 12:17:16 PM
Waymark Code: WMETX9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This marker to the 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863, at 4:30 pm. The battalion was commanded by Major T. D. Caswell.

Text on the front of the marker:

4th Battalion
Maj. T. D. Caswell
Capt. B. M. Turner
Lt. Joel Towers
Bate’s Brigade
Stewart’s Division
4:30 P.M. Sept. 19, 1863

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1298(see note)
  LCS ID: 008851

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

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

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 4:30 p.m.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle

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

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

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