7th Indiana Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.110 W 085° 16.389
16S E 657742 N 3865366
Quick Description: This marker to the 7th Indiana Battery is located on a wooded hiking / horse trail near Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd. and Dyer Rd at the edge of the woods in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/21/2012 5:31:39 AM
Waymark Code: WMDT1Y
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument for the 7th Indiana Battery Light Artillery is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of three markers to the 7th Indiana Battery on the battlefield. The 7th Indiana Battery was organized at Indianapolis, Indiana and mustered into Federal service on December 2, 1861. This marker indicates the position held by the 7th from 5:00 P.M. until 7:00 p.m. on September 19, 1863.

Text on the front of the monument:

Seventh Battery (Swallow)
First Brigade (Sam Beatty)
Third Division (Van Cleve)
Twenty-First Corps (Crittenden)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863. 5 P.M. to 7 P.M.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-742(see note)
  LCS ID: 008769

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

This standard Indiana 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 battery's position in Dyer Field.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 7th Indiana Battery Light Artillery

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]

on a wooded hiking / horse trail near Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd. and Dyer Rd at the edge of the woods in the Chickamauga National 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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