Eighteenth Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.327 W 085° 15.648
16S E 658863 N 3865786
Quick Description: The 18th Tennessee Infantry marker is located in Poe’s Filed near the Georgia State Monument on the west side of Lafayette Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/13/2012 11:49:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMDZG8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 18th Tennessee Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only marker to the 18th Tennessee Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, 1863.


18th Tennessee Infantry


Text:
Tennessee
18th Regt. Infty.
Brown’s Brigade
Stewart’s Division
11:30 A.M. Sept. 20, 1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1391
  LCS ID: 003191




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l 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

1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 11:30 p.m



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
1898
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. TNGenweb - The 18TH TENNESSEE INFANTRY REGIMENT

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:
located in Poe’s Filed near the Georgia State Monument on the west side of Lafayette Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.


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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