19th United States Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 56.009 W 085° 15.353
16S E 659290 N 3867055
Quick Description: This granite and limestone Memorial is located near stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2014 7:48:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQF2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
19th United States Infantry, has this one monument on the Chickamauga Battlefield. The regiment took part in some of the hardest-fought battles of the West, including Shiloh, Stones River, and of course, Chickamauga, among others. This regiment is still in existence - assigned to the US Army Training and Doctrine Command, with the assignment of conducting Basic and Advanced Infantry Training.

Text on the front of the marker:

artwork of prone soldier behind log wall firing musket. Several trees in the fore and background.
19th U.S. INFANTRY 3rd BRIG. 1st DIV. 14th CORPS
REGULAR  SEPT. 19-20, 1863  BRIGADE



Text on the right side of the marker:

THE REGIMENT WAS ENGAGED THROUGHOUT THE 20TH OF SEPTEMBER, 1863, ON AND NEAR THIS SPOT UNTIL NEARLY 5 P.M. WHEN IT WAS WITHDRAWN WESTWARD ACROSS THE LAFAYETTE ROAD TO ROSSVILLE VIA MACFARLAND'S GAP.


Text on the left side of the marker:

COMPANIES A, B, E, F, G, H, OF THE 1ST BATTALION AND COMPANY A OF THE 2ND BATTALION, WENT INTO ACTION TOWARDS JAY'S MILL ON THE LEFT OF THE BRIGADE. AT ABOUT 9 A.M. OF SEPTEMBER 19TH, 1863, WITH A STRENGTH OF 14 OFFICERS AND 190 MEN. COMPANY C, 1ST BATTALION WAS DETACHED AT DIVISION HEAD-QUARTERS.



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1066
  LCS ID: 003280




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

9' x 3' x 7', monument consists of a rock-faced base and curved-top stone relief slab. Relief has figure of prone infantryman firing from behind a log parapet in a forest setting. Unit information in raised letters beneath the relief.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Limestone


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1893
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 19th U. S. Infantry Regiment



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 National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
located to the west of Tour Stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road. This marker is just east of the


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]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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