Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.481 W 085° 16.332
16S E 657849 N 3864204
Quick Description: This Marker to the Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery at Wilder’s Tower (tour stop 6) Vittetoe-Chickamauga Rd. in the Chickamauga National Military Park. The markers is located in the woods, north of the tower.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/22/2012 10:37:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMDTAG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument for the Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only monument to the Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery on the battlefield. The Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery was organized St. Louis, Missouri from the 1st Missouri Infantry, and mustered into Federal service on September 1, 1861.





Text on the front of the monument:



Marker is weathered and is not legible.






From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-905(see note)
  LCS ID: 003222




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

A simple 15" x 15" x 6' granite shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle, September 19-20, 1863.



Long Physical Description

Marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield northeast of the Wilder Brigade Monument on Glenn Hill, map site #234.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Marble


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
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - Battery G, 1st Missouri Light Artillery

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:
at Wilder’s Tower (tour stop 6) Vittetoe-Chickamauga Rd. in the Chickamauga National Military Park. The markers is located in the woods, north of the tower.


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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