63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.657 W 085° 16.037
16S E 658260 N 3866387
Quick Description: This monument to the 63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment is located on Snodgrass Hill, near Vittetoe Road. It marks their location on Sept 20, 1863, at 5:30 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/5/2015 11:11:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMNFDN
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument to the 63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment, commanded by Lieut. Col. Abraham Fulkerson and Maj. John A. Aiken is in recognition of their service during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. There is only one monuments to the 63rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment on the battlefield.



Text

Tennessee
63rd Regt. Infty.
Gracie’s Brigade
Preston’s Div.
5:30 P. M. Sept. 20, 1863





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1415(see note)
  LCS ID: 003201




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 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

1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 5:30 p.m.


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

1. 
Superstructure
Marble



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 Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - 63rd Tennessee 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.



Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1898

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Tennessee

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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