4th Indiana Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This marker to the 4th Indiana Battery is along a path north of Winfrey’s Field on Brotherton Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield (see directions @ end). It marks their location at from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sept. 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/19/2012 2:59:18 PM
Waymark Code: WME8TF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 4th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 4th Indiana Battery was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana and mustered in to Federal service on September 30, 1861. This is one of three markers to the 4th Indiana Battery on the battlefield. It marks their location at from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Sept. 19, 1863.

4th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery Marker

Text on the front of the monument:
Fourth Battery (Flamsburg)
Second Brigade (Starkweather)
First Division (Baird)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 3 P.M. to 7 P.M.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-732
  LCS ID: 008739

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

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

This standard Indiana 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 battery's position on west side of Winfrey Field.

Long Physical Description

Stone marker located within the Chickamauga Battlefield north of Winfrey Field, map site #98

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
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Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
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Designer Occupation

My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 4th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery

Directions: I parked at the Winfrey Field on Brotherton Rd. There are several monuments along the north side of Winfrey Field. Take the path along the western edge of the field to the 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker. There is a second trail along the northern edge of the field, follow this path to the 93rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument. Just west of this monument, there is a trail leading in to the wooded area north of the Winfrey Field.
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]

along a path north of Winfrey’s Field on Brotherton Rd, 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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