58th Indiana Infantry Regiment - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment is located in Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/30/2011 4:25:55 PM
Waymark Code: WMBX9M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:

This monument to the 58th Indiana Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.



Description:

A carved eagle, with outstretched wings, stands on a pyramid formed from stacked cannon balls and grasps a banner in its beak. The eagle is set atop a tall pedestal of rough-faced granite. A bronze medallion of the Indiana state seal is set in the top of the pedestal. The front of the monument displays the name of the regiment and its order of battle. On the rear is a bronze plaque with a list of officers and an account of the battle. The entire monument stands on a two-part, rough-faced granite base.




The text of the marker reads:

(Front):

1ST BRIGADE-BUELL
1ST DIVISION-WOOD
21ST CORPS-CRITTENDEN
58TH REG'T. INDIANA INFT'Y.





(Back):
Indiana’s Tribute
To her
Fifty-eight Regiment Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel James T. Embree, Commanding
First Brigade (Buell)
First Division (Wood)
Twenty-first Corps (Crittenden)


This regiment formed a line of battle about 3:40 P.M., September 19th, charged the enemy, driving him from Viniard House across and east of Lafayette's road, and reformed online with this monument, where a severe engagement ensued, with very heavy loss during the afternoon. Morning of September 20th went into position at Brotherton Farm and was soon hotly engaged. Moved at 11 A.M. with its brigade to the left and became involved in the break at the center. A considerable portion of the Regiment rallied on Snodgrass Hill and remained to the close of the battle.

Lost in battle: Killed 18: Wounded and Missing 155.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-816
  LCS ID: 008795




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 6' x 17', the rock-faced Indiana oolitic limestone monument has an inset, inscribed smooth-faced panel in shaft and a pedimented cap incorporating state seal. At top is stone sculpture of eagle on cannonball clutching flag.

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
3. Wikipedia - 58th Regiment Indiana Infantry

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 Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, 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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