11th Indiana Battery Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This monument to the 11th Indiana Battery is located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park. A nearby marker says the battery had 4 Napoleons and 2 3” Rifled cannons at Chickamauga.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2012 11:13:27 AM
Waymark Code: WMDVZA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker for the 11th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marker the position of the 11th Indiana Battery at noon, on September 20, 1863. This is the only marker to the 11th Indiana Battery on the battlefield. The 11th Indiana Battery was organized at Fort Wayne, Indiana, and mustered into Federal service on December 17, 1861. A nearby marker says the battery had 4 Napoleons and 2 3” Rifled cannons at Chickamauga.

11th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery

Text on the front of the monument:

11th Indiana Battery

Text on the rear of the monument:

Indiana's tribute
to her
Eleventh Battery.

Capt. Arnold Sutermeister, commanding.
First Brigade (Lytle),
Third division (Sheridan).
Twentieth Corps. (McCook).

September 19, this battery came upon the field near Lee and Gordon’s Mill on the Chickamauga Creek. About 12 M. was ordered to the center and took position south of Viniard’s; later was ordered back to Lee and Gordon’s Mill to guard the Ford.

September 20th, at 38M took position near General McCooks Headquarters. Remaining until near noon when it was moved to this position, where it became desperately engaged, the union line having been broken here. The horses of one section being killed, the guns were lost.

Killed and died of wounds 5; Wounded 1 officer and 11 men; missing 2: total loss 19.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-748(see note)
  LCS ID: 008809

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

7'4" x 5' x 9', the rock-faced granite monument has a two-step, beveled base, a rectangular shaft and a castellated cap. At very top is row of five granite cannon balls. Bronze state seal in cap on one side; lettered tablet on opposite side shaft.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Glenn-Kelly Road near the foot of Lytle Hill, map site #230.

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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 - 11th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery

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]

located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the 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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