17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This Monument to the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment is located on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2012 4:28:26 PM
Waymark Code: WMDQ0Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This marker for the 72nd Indiana Regiment Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. The 72nd Indiana Infantry was organized at Lafayette, Indiana and mustered in for a three year enlistment at Indianapolis, Indiana on August 16, 1862. The regiment served as mounted infantry from March 17, 1863 to November 1, 1864.

Text on the front of the monument:

17th Rect Indiana Mounted Infty
1st Brigade – Wilder
4th Division – Reynolds
14th Corps – Thomas

Text on the rear of the monument:

Indiana’s Tribute
To her
Seventeenth Regiment Mounted Infantry
Major William T. Jones, Commanding
First Brigade (Wilder)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas)

This regiment was engaged on Friday, September 18th at Alexander’s Bridge where assisted in holding the enemy in check until late in the afternoon; then withdrew to the east line on the Viniard Farm. took position Saturday, September 19th, on the west line of Viniard Farm by order of General Rosecrans in person, assisting in the line all day Against repeated assaults from the enemy. Engages Sunday, the 20th, about 12 M. with the brigade, which charged the enemy at Widow Glenn’s House and drove him back about three-fourths of a mile. At 1 P.M. retired from the field under orders.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-781(see note)
  LCS ID: 008807

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

The marker contributes to the national significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

9' x 7' x 15', the monument is a squat, smooth-faced obelisk set on a stepped base. Shaft has an inscription, is broken by a projectingrock-faced band and incorporates a bronze state seal at the top.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in West Vinard Field, map site #242.

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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 - 72nd Indiana Regiment Infantry

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]

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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