88th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 56.454 W 085° 15.580
16S E 658930 N 3867872
Quick Description: This monument to the 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment is located in the McDonald Field, near the visitors center on LaFayette Road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2015 10:21:57 AM
Waymark Code: WMNEWJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument to the 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. George Humphrey is in recognition of their service during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This monument marks their position at 5:00 pm on September 19, 1863. There are three monuments to the 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment on the battlefield.



Text (front):

88 Regt. Indiana Infty
1st Brigade Jno Beatty
2nd Div Negley
14th Corps., Thomas


Text (rear):

Indiana’s tribute
to her
Eighty-eighth Regiment Infantry.
Col. George Humphrey, commanding.
First Brigade (John Beatty).
Second Division (Negley).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).


On Sept. 19, 1863, up to 5 P.M., this Regiment was in the vicinity of Glass’ Mill, where with its brigade it supported Brigdes’ and part of Schultz’s batteries in an engagement with the enemy. In the evening it moved to the Brotherton place and bivouacked. On Sunday morning, September 20, it moved with its brigade to this position where the brigade being assailed by the brigades of Adams and Stovall, was broken, and the Regiment forced southwestward toward Snodgrass Hill. It there took position in support of General Negley’s artillery, and afterwards accompanied this officer to Rossville.





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-851(see note)
  LCS ID: 008796




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & federal government to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

9' x 6' x 15' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument has a two-step rock-faced base and a smooth-faced, inscribed shaft with a bronze state seal. Castellated capstone is topped by carved acorn finial.


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

1. 
Superstructure
Limestone
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
Superstructure
Bronze



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1897
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment
5. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - 88th Indiana 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 and Chattanooga National Military Park

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

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

Address:
Lafayette Road Chickamauga National Battlefield Fort Oglethorpe, GA USA 30742 Parking is available on Lafayette Road at N 34° 56.3771 W 85° 15.5171 This marker is located in the McDonald Field on the north side of 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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