18th Indiana Battery Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This monument to the 18th Indiana Battery is located on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd. There are 3 markers for the 18th in this section of the battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2012 2:24:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMDKTD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This monument to the 18th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of seven markers to the 18th Indiana Battery on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument:

L. B.

1st Brigade. Wilder
4th Division. Reynolds
14th Corps. Thomas

18th Ind. Battery

Text on the rear of the monument:

Indiana’s Tribute
To her
Eighteenth Battery

Captain Eli Lilly, Commanding
First Brigade (Wilder)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas)

On September 18th, 1863, this battery was engaged
with Wilder’s Brigade in preventing the advance of
the enemy at Alexander’s Bridge. Night of September
18th, east of Viniard Field engaged with the brigade
in the night fight and in holding the enemy in check.

September 19th, was hotly engaged during the
afternoon where this monument stands and in this
vicinity, doing great damage to the enemy.

Sunday, September 20th, two guns engaged at Widow
Glenn’s house about 12 M. Retired about 1 P.M.
from the field.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-752(see note)
  LCS ID: 008794

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

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

8' x 5' x 10', monument has rock-faced base, pedestal with unit name & shaft with bas relief of a battery surrounded by trees. Flanking shaft are pilasters with elaborate cornices and scrolls forms. Pyramidal top with battlements

Long Physical Description

Structural Component(s)

Bronze †
Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
Speed, Sidney

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

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.

† The entry for the monument in the NRHP catalog did not include the bronze plaque located on the rear of the monument.

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]

on the ridgeline in the field on the west side of Lafayette Rd. Parking is on Glenn Viaiard Rd. There are 3 markers for the 18th in this section of the battlefield.

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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