15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument is located in Dyer Field. Parking is available at the intersection of Dyer Rd and Chickamauga-Vittatoe Rd. Paths lead from either road to the monument near the tree line.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/12/2012 12:40:13 PM
Waymark Code: WMDPZE
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:


This monument to the 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This monument indicated the position of the 15th on Sunday morning September 20, 1863, at 11 o'clock.

Description:
Bronze bas-relief of mounted cavalryman set into rough-edged granite marker. The soldier is in uniform, with hat and a mustache. He holds his rifle aloft. The rains lay on the houses neck. He wears a sword and a bedroll is attached behind his saddle.

Above the plaque is a rectangular State of Pennsylvania seal. On the rear of the marker is a rectangular plaque with cavalry implements and a large "P" in relief, with an inscription plaque below it. The marker is two-tiered, rough-cut base.





Text on the front of the monument:
15th
Pennsylvania
“Anderson”
Cavalry

Department Headquarters



Text on the rear of the monument:

This regiment under command of Colonel William J. Palmer was attached to department headquarters and was on duty in detachments on nearly all parts of the field of battle. With General Rosecrans the command moved from the widow Glenns and was concentrated at and occupied this position on Sunday morning September 20, 1863, at 11 o'clock.



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1046(see note)
  LCS ID: 003142




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

9' x 6' x 16' high, monument consists of bronze relief sculpture of cavalryman on horse mounted on simple rock-faced vertical slab, which rests on slab base. Inscription and bronze state coat of arms appear on vertical slab.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on the ridge in South Dyer Field, map site #185.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Bronze
2. 
Superstructure
Granite
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
1895
AD
 
 
Hastings, W. Granville
Sculptor


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 15th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry


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:
is located in Dyer Field. Parking is available at the intersection of Dyer Rd and Chickamauga-Vittatoe Rd. Paths lead from either road to the monument near the tree line.


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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