Bledsoe's C.S.A. Missouri Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.173 W 085° 15.872
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Quick Description: This marker to Bledsoe's Missouri Battery, C.S.A., is located across from Dyer Field, along a wooded path east of Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2012 5:54:07 PM
Waymark Code: WMDVRA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to Bledsoe's Missouri Battery, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two markers to Bledsoe's Missouri Battery on the battlefield.



Text:
Bledsoe’s MO Battery
Lieut. R. L. Wood
Commanding
C.S.A.



Commanding;
   Lieut. R. L. Wood
Gregg's Brigade - Johnson's Division - Left Wing: Lieut. Gen. James Longstreet.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1337(see note)
  LCS ID: 003223




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l 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

A simple 15" x 15" x 3' marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in woods along Glenn-Kelly Road, map site #175.



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
1895
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate 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:
located across from Dyer Field, along a wooded path east of Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.


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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