9th Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.501 W 085° 16.830
16S E 657058 N 3866077
Quick Description: This monument to the 9th Michigan Infantry Regiment is located on the northern edge of Wilders Rd (or Lytle Road) in the Chickamauga National Military Park. A second marker to the 9th stands west of this monument.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/19/2012 10:51:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMDRJA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument for the 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer 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 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry on the battlefield. The 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry was organized at Fort Wayne (Detroit), near Detroit, Michigan and mustered into Federal service on on October 15, 1861. A second near by marker (N 34° 55.536 W 85° 16.964 )indicates the position held by the 9th at 2:30 P.M. on September 20, 1863.





Text on the front of the monument:

Michigan

Ninth Regiment of Infantry
John G. Parkhurst, Colonel Commanding
Provost Guard Thomas’ Corp



Text on the rear of the monument:

Sept. 18th, 1863, this regiment occupied position near Crawfish Springs: on the 19th train guard to Chattanooga: on the 20th marched to a position on the Dry Valley Road near the base of this hill, where it performed important services: later to Rossville Gap.



Second Marker to the 9th Michigan
Location: N 34° 55.536 W 85° 16.964



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-888(see note)
  LCS ID: 003021




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

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

4' x 4' x 4' high, only the base of monument survives. This is a rock-faced shaft with a smooth-faced, sloped top that carries an inscription. Marks unit's position at 2:30 p.m. on September 20, 1863. --- NOTE: appears to be a combination of the two markers. The second marker does not appear to be included in the NRHP (MT-889) DB. This text appears on MT-889. Text in the long description appears on in MT-888.



Long Physical Description

Monument is located on the Chickamauga Battlefield along Lytle Road (Dry Valley Road) at map site #157.



Monument Text:
MICHIGAN

TO HER

NINTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY

JOHN G. PARKHURST, COLONEL, COMMANDING

PROVOST GUARD, THOMAS' CORPS

Sept. 18th, 1863, this regiment occupied position near Crawfish Springs: on the 19th train guard to Chattanooga: on the 20th marched to a position on the Dry Valley Road near the base of this hill, where it performed important services: later to Rossville Gap.

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

1. 
Substructure
Limestone
2. 
Superstructure
Granite



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1895
AD
 
 
Smith Granite Co., Westerly, RI
Sculptor


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry
5. 9th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry

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 northern edge of Wilders Rd (or Lytle Road), NW of the site of the Vittatoe House in the Chickamauga National Military Park. A second marker to the 9th stands west of this monument.


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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