1st Michigan Artillery, Battery D Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield, GA, USA
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 56.053 W 085° 14.578
16S E 660469 N 3867157
Quick Description: The 1st Michigan Artillery, Battery D Marker is located on Reed's bridge Road. The marker describes the action on the morning Sept. 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/5/2014 11:10:33 AM
Waymark Code: WMN132
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to 1st Michigan Artillery, Battery D in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of six monuments to the 1st Michigan Artillery, Battery D on the battlefield. It marks their location on the morning of Sept. 19, 1863.

To reach this monument:
Parking is available on Reed's Bridge Road at N 34° 56.3239 W 85° 14.5126
From the parking area on Reed’s Bridge Road, follow the path south west. Pass the marker for the 82nd Indiana Regiment.



Text on the front of the monument :
Battery D,
First Michigan
Artillery
Morning Sept. 19, 1863





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-881
  LCS ID: 003022




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l 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

1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high, the marker is a simple rock-faced shaft with a smooth-faced, sloped top that carries an inscription. Marks unit's position on morning of September 19, 1863.



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
1895
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - Battery "D" Michigan Light Artillery
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
5. CWBFM - 1st Michigan Artillery, Battery D 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:
Reed's Bridge Road Chickamauga National Battlefield Fort Oglethorpe, GA USA 30742 Parking is available on Reed's Bridge Road at N 34° 56.3239 W 85° 14.5126 From the parking area on Reed’s Bridge Road, follow the path south west. Pass the marker for the 82nd Indiana Regiment.


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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