2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (CSA) Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.404 W 085° 16.381
16S E 657776 N 3864061
Quick Description: This marker to the 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (CSA) is located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 12:47:38 PM
Waymark Code: WME5RX
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker to the 2nd & 3rd Kentucky Cavalry (CSA) is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. Kentucky was a border state during the American Civil War and units from Kentucky served in both the Union and Confederate Armies.






Text on the front of the marker

2nd
3rd
Kentucky
Cav. C.S.A.





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1323
  LCS ID: 008994




Historical Significance:

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

  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

3' x 1'6" x 3'2" high, marker is a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.



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

1. 
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
1899
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
2. Wikipedia - Kentucky in the American Civil War



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 Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, 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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