18th Indiana Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.279 W 085° 15.845
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Quick Description: This marker for the 18th Indiana Battery is located on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd. There are 3 markers for the 18th in this section of the battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2012 1:00:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMDKRK
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This marker for the 18th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of seven markers to the 18th Indiana Battery on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument:

Indiana
Eighteenth Battery (Lilly)
First Brigade (Wilder)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863.
2:30 P.M. to 5 P.M.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-754(see note)
  LCS ID: 008800




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groupds 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 northwest of Viniard House.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Bronze
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
Substructure
Limestone
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


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:
on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd.


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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