Lieutenant George W. Landrum Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.353 W 085° 16.418
16S E 657690 N 3865814
Quick Description: This memorial to Lieut. George W. Landrum is located on a wooded hiking / horse trailnear Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd. at the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/20/2012 12:19:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMDRWM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This memorial to Lieut. George W. Landrum is located on a wooded hiking / horse trail near Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd. at the Chickamauga National Battlefield.



Text on the memorial

Near this spot
Lieut. George W. Landrum
2d Ohio Regiment,
Member of the signal Corps.,
And serving upon
The Staff of Gen. Thomas,
Fell Sept. 20, 1863,
While bearing a message from
Gen. Thomas to Gen. Rosecrans.

Erected by his family


Parking available at N 34 55.390 W 85 16.523 - Vittetoe Rd. (this unpaved road is closed to traffic)

The Battle of Chickamauga was fought on September 19–20, 1863. The Army of the Cumberland commanded by General William S. Rosecrans was forced to retreat to Chattanooga when confederated forces commanded by Braxton Bragg exploited a gap in the union lines.

Casualties and losses:

Union
1,657 killed
9,756 wounded
4,757 captured/missing

Confederate:
2,312 killed
14,674 wounded
1,468 captured/missing


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-423(see note)
  LCS ID: 003133




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

12'6" tapering granite cross set on battered 5'6" x 4'11" base. Base has raised letter inscription, and cross has inset carved laurel wreath. Located east of Vittetoe House site.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in woods along horse trail south of Vittetoe Road, map site #163



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
1894
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 a hiking path near Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd. at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. Parking available at N 34 55.390 W 85 16.523 - Vittetoe 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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