23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.240 W 085° 15.697
16S E 658791 N 3865624
Quick Description: This marker dedicated to the 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry is on a wooded path, on the west side of Layfette Rd, near Poe Rd. in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It indicates the position of the 23rd at 11:30 a.m. on September 20, 1963.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/19/2012 9:46:38 AM
Waymark Code: WME10P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker made of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble is dedicated to 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The battalion was organized at camp near Murfreesboro, TN, on November 29, 1862. This is one of two markers to 23rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. It marks their location at 11:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, 1863.


23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry


Text:
Tennessee
23rd Batt. Infty.
Brown’s Brigade.
Stewart’s Div.
11:30 A.M. Sept. 20, 1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1394
  LCS ID: 003179




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

1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 11:30 a.m.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the woods south of the Poe House Site, map site #134.



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
1898
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. TNGenWeb - 23rd Battalion Tennessee Infantry


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 on a wooded path, on the west side of Layfette Rd, near Poe Rd. (tour stop 3) 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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