42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This marker to the 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment is located on the west side of Glen-Kelley road, just north of the “Tanyard” directional marker in the Chickamauga National Military Park. The plaque is missing from the marker.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/1/2012 1:16:46 PM
Waymark Code: WMDWCB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker for 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of three markers to the 42nd Indiana Infantry on the battlefield. The 42nd Indiana Infantry was organized at Evansville, Indiana, and mustered into Federal service on October 9, 1861.

Text on the front of the monument:

The plaque is missing

88th Indiana,
  Commanded by; Lieut. Col. William T. B. McIntire
  First Brigade (Beatty), Second Division (Negley), Fourteenth Army Corps (Thomas)

From a nearby plaque:
Beatty’s Brigade
Negley’s Division
Thomas’ Corps
Brig. Gen. John Beatty
Sept. 19, 1863 6 P.M.
104th Illinois,
Lieut. Col. Douglas Hapeman.
42d Indiana,
Lieut. Col. William T. B. McIntire.
88th Indiana,
Col. George Humphrey.
15th Kentucky,
Col. Marion C. Taylor.
Bridges (Illinois) Battery,
Capt. Lyman Bridges.
This brigade was the last of Negley’s Division to be withdrawn from Glass’ Mill. It reached this field about sundown and bivouacked about 200 Yards west of this as the reserve of the division then in line in the eastern edge Of the Brotherton Woods. Early in the morning of the 20th it was sent northward along the Lafayette Road and formed on the left of Baird’s Division near the junction of the Alexander’s Bridge Road.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-809(see note)
  LCS ID: 008746

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

This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position near the tanyard.

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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 - 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment

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 on the west side of Glen-Kelley road, just north of the “Tanyard” directional marker in the Chickamauga National Military 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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