38th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment is located on the west side of Battleline Rd near tour stop 2 at the Chickamauga National Military Park. This monument marks the position held by the 38th on Sunday Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/15/2012 2:31:28 PM
Waymark Code: WME7VM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
This monument to the 38th Regiment Indiana Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The regiment was organized organized at New Albany, Indiana and mustered into Federal Service on September 18, 1861. This monument marks the position held by the 38th Indiana Infantry regiment from daylight on Sunday morning, September 20th until it was ordered to retire at 5:30 P.M. This is one of two marker to the 38th Indiana Infantry on the battlefield.

Official Report of Lieut. Col. Daniel F. Griffin, Thirty–eighth Indiana Infantry.




Text on the front of the marker

1st Brigade - Scribner.
1st Division. - Baird.
14th Corps - Thomas.

38th Regt. Indiana Infantry


Text on the rear of the marker

Indiana Tribute
To her
Thirty-eight Regiment Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin.
First Brigade (Scribner).
First Division. (Baird).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

This regiment, Lieutenant Colonel Daniel F. Griffin commanding, was
One of the first in Baird’s Division to engage the enemy Saturday Morning
September 19th, 1863. It also assisted in withstanding the attack of Cleburne’s Division at night.

This monument marks the position held by the regiment from daylight
Sunday morning, September 20th until ordered to retire at 5:30 P.M.
During the day several assaults of the enemy were repulsed.
Killed 13; Wounded 57; Missing 39.



38th Indiana Infantry,
Commanded by Lieut. Col. Daniel F. Griffin.
   First Brigade - Col Benjamin F. Scribner.
   First Division. - Brig. Gen. Absalom Baird.
   XIV Army Corps - Maj. Gen. George H. Thomas.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-804
  LCS ID: 008779




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

9' x 6' x 14' high, monument has rock-faced base & smooth-faced pedestal. Shaft takes form of blind arch with rock-faced voussoirs surrounding smooth-faced panel containing inscription & state seal. Carved acorn in keystone.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #57 along Battleline Road.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Limestone
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
3. 
Substructure
Limestone


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1897
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 38th Regiment Indiana Infantry



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 on the west side of Battleline Rd near tour stop 2 at 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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