72nd Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This marker to the 72nd Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry is located on the east side of Lafayette Rd, north of Vinyard-Alexander Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/20/2012 11:14:53 AM
Waymark Code: WMDJCA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker to the 72nd Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their postion on Saturday, September 19, 1863 at 3:00 P.M. It is one of six markers to the 72nd Indiana on the battlefield.




Text on the marker:
Indiana
Seventy-second Regiment Infantry
(Mounted) (Miller)
First Brigade (Wilder)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863. 3 P.M.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-826(see note)
  LCS ID: 008747




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groupds 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 northeast of Viniard Field.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Limestone
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
3. 
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
1898
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

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:
on the east side of Lafayette Rd, north of Vinyard-Alexander Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. Parking is available on Vinyard-Alexander Rd just east of Lafayette Rd.


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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