Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker is located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2012 6:10:47 PM
Waymark Code: WMEMV8
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to Massenburg's Georgia Battery, in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location at noon on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1863. The battery was commanded by Captain T.L. Massenburg and had 2 10 PDR. Parrotts.




Text on the front of the marker:
CSA

Georgia
Massenburg's Battery.
Capt. T.L. Massenburg.
Robertson’s
Reserve Artillery.
Army of Tennessee.
Noon Sept 20, 1863.





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1263(see note)
  LCS ID: 008849




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 national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon.



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
1898
AD
1899
AD
 
 


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

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 Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, 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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