Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.939 W 085° 13.912
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Quick Description: This Monument to Battery I Second Illinois Light Artillery is located on the side of Reeds Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location from Saturday, September 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/14/2012 9:22:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMEE0Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the Battery I, 2nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The battery was organized at Camp Butler near Springfield, Illinois and mustered in for a three year enlistment on December 31, 1861. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863. The commander of the battery was Captain Charles M. Barnett.



Text on the front of the marker:
Illinois
Battery I, 2nd Light Artillery.
2nd brigade – Daniel McCook.
2nd Division – Morgan.
Reserve Corps – Granger.



Text on the rear of the marker:
Commanded by
Capt. Charles M. Barnett
Sept. 19th, 1863





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-662(see note)
  LCS ID: 008967




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

A 6'4" x 3'2" x 3' high rock-faced rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on a 7'6" x 4'4" x 1'6" high granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position near Peters House site.

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

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


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 - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - Battery I, 2nd Regiment Illinois Volunteer Light Artillery

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:
is located on the side of Reeds Bridge Road ina line of cannon's 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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