Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Bridge's Illinois Battery Light Artillery Monument is located on the east side of La Fayette Rd (US 27), Chickamauga National Battlefield near the visitors center.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/23/2012 10:43:20 AM
Waymark Code: WMEFQ6
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to Bridge's Illinois Battery Light Artillery and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location on Sunday, September 20, 1863 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am. The commander of the battery was Captain Lyman Bridges.

Text on the front of the marker:
Bridges’ Battery, Light Artillery
2nd Division – Negley
14th Army Corps – Thomas

Text on the rear of the marker: (Plaque is missing - best guess)
Commanded by
Captain Lyman Bridges Sept. 20 – 1863
8 A.M. to 10 A.M.
Loss 26

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-657(see note)
  LCS ID: 008944

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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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

7'6" x 4'4" x 4'6" high rock-faced monument consisting of rectangular granite block with an inscribed polished front on granite base. The tops of both pieces are beveled. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

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 page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

is located on the east side of La Fayette Rd (US 27), Chickamauga National Battlefield near the visitors center.

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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