72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker ~ Chickamauga Georgia
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.473 W 085° 16.349
16S E 657823 N 3864190
Quick Description: This marker to the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment is near Wilder's Brigade monument located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 4:38:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9TG
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This marker to the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 72nd Indiana Infantry was organized at Lafayette, Indiana and mustered in for a three year enlistment at Indianapolis, Indiana on August 16, 1862 under the command of Colonel Abram O. Miller. The regiment served as mounted infantry from March 17, 1863 to November 1, 1864.






Text on the front of the marker:

Indiana.
Seventy-second Regiment (Mounted)
Infantry. (Miller)
First Brigade. (Wilder)
Fourth Division. (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-824
  LCS ID: 008814




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

This standard Indiana regimental 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 regiment's position on the north side of Glenn Hill.



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

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


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
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 72nd Regiment Indiana Infantry
5. CWBFM.org - 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker



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:
near Wilder's Brigade monument located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield 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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