Battery I, 4th US Artillery - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: Monument to Battery I, 4th US Artillery, located in Snodgrass Field, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 6:55:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMC66B
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
Monument to Battery I, 4th US Artillery, located in Snodgrass Field, at the Battle of Chickamauga, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.

Sep. 19, 1863 Battery I, 4th US Artillery
1st Lieut F. G. Smith Comg of 3rd Brig,
3rd Div, 14th Corps, was engaged on the Reed’s Bridge Road a mile east of the McDonals house, from about 7:30 A.M. until afternoon. On Sept 20, 1863, it occupied positions on Snodgrass Hill throughout the day, being repeatedly engaged.


Loss – Killed and wounded
1 officer – 21 enlisted men
19 horses

Commissioned Offices Present
Lieut. Frank C. Smith, commanding
2nd Lieut George E. Rodney
2nd Lieut John M. Sterhenson
2nd Lieut Nicholas Redmond Wounded



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1057 (see note)
  LCS ID: 003276




Historical Significance:


  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
10/15/1966

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument 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

6' x 4' x 6', the smooth-finished monument has double-step base and hipped top. Front has bas relief of crossed cannon tubes within a laurel wreath. Unit designation in raised letters above & below relief; acorn reliefs on sides.


Long Physical Description

Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #146.



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1893
AD
 
 
 
 
2. 
Built
1894
AD
 
 
E. F. Carr Co., Quincy, MA
Architect


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga



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.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
located in Snodgrass Field, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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