37th Indiana Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The 37th Indiana Regiment Monument is located at the edge of tree line on the west side of the Brotherton's Field, Lafayette Road, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 11:27:55 AM
Waymark Code: WMBWQ3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument to the 37th Indiana Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Description:
A flared commemorative marker with a relief scene of a uniformed Civil War soldier holding his rifle, with trees in the left background and a tree stump in front of him. The soldier stands aimed to the right, holding the rifle with both hands at waist level. He wears a cap and his shirt is open at the collar. The marker has a pyramidal cap with acorns on each corner, and a circular State of Indiana seal on the front. The marker has a short base. There is a bronze plaque on the rear of the monument describing the action of the regiment during the Battle of Chickamauga.



Damage:
The carving of the soldier has been damaged; the bill of his cap is broken off, the barrel and the stock of his rifle have also been damaged.





Text on front of the monument:

37TH REGIMENT INDIANA INFT.
3RD BRIG. SIRWELL
2N DIV. NGELEY 14TH CORPS THOMAS



Text on the rear of the monument:

Indiana Tribute
To her
Thirty-seventh Regiment Infantry
Colonel W. D. Ward, Commanding
Third Brigade (Sirwell),
Second Division (Negley),
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)


On the morning of September 19th this Regiment with its Brigade occupied a position on the right of the army below Crawfish Springs near Chickamauga Creek. At 2 P.M. the Regiment with the brigade was ordered to the center where the brigade became engaged near dark at this position. The Regiment threw up breastworks and held this position on until 10:30 the next morning.

Sunday, September 20, the Regiment was moved to the left. About noon to position near the Snodgrass House, from which point it was almost immediately ordered by General Negley towards Rossville where it bivouacked.



From the nomination form:

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:

8' x 7' x 11' high, the monument sits on a single slab and has a tapering shaft with concave sides. On shaft is relief carving of soldier with rifle. Capstone incorporates bronze state seal and has acorns at corners; one acorn is missing.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along the edge of Brotherton Field, map site #190.

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1897
AD






My Sources
1. SIRIS
2. NRHP Narrative

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:
at the edge of tree line on the west side of the Brotherton's Field, Lafayette Road, 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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