5th Wisconsin Battery - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The 5th Wisconsin Battery monument is located on Genn-Viniard Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/5/2012 5:13:53 PM
Waymark Code: WMDNM9
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 5th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery , is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 5th Independent Battery was mustered into service at Racine, Wisconsin on October 10, 1861.

5th Wisconsin Battery monument is a cylindrical granite block with wheels on each side, a curved bronze scroll placed over the top describes the part the battery played in the battle of Chickamauga. On the back of the monument is a bronze medallion of the State of Wisconsin seal. The monument has a three-tiered rough-edge base.

Text on the the monument:
5th Wisconsin Battery
1st brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps.

This battery, Capt. George Q. Gardner commanding, attached to Post’s Brigade was detailed to cover the withdrawal of the trains from Stevens’ Gap to Crawfish Springs and thence to Chattanooga. Upon reaching the foot of Lookout Mountain it met an attack which was repulsed by the free use of canister. It was one of the last commands to cross Chickamauga Creek.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1071(see note)
  LCS ID: 003250

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 the national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

On a three-piece base are a pair of carved cannon carriage wheels with a rock-faced cylinder between them that incorporates a lettered bronze scroll. Overall dimensions are 7' x 7' x 7'.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 5th Independent Battery Wisconsin Light Artillery
5. Smithsonian Art Inventory - 5th Wisconsin Battery Monument

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]

on Genn-Viniard Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.

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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