2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky U.S. Cavalry Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 54.394 W 085° 16.377
16S E 657783 N 3864042
Quick Description: This marker to the 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky U.S. Cavalry is located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/7/2012 2:06:56 PM
Waymark Code: WME5VA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker to the 2nd, 4th, 5th, & 6th Kentucky U.S. Cavalry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. Kentucky was a border state during the American Civil War and units from Kentucky served in both the Union and Confederate Armies.






Text on the front of the marker

2nd
4th
5th
6th
Kentucky
Cav. U.S.A.





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-861
  LCS ID: 008993




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
10/15/1966

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

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

3' x 1'6" x 3'2" high, marker is a single block of granite, rock-faced at bottom and finished above, with a slanting top inscribed with "Kentucky" within a scroll and the unit's name.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield near the Wilder Brigade Monument, map site #236.

This marker has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 260 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1899
AD
 
 
 
 
2. 
Moved
1966
AD
 
 
 
 
3. 
Moved
2002
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
2. Wikipedia - Kentucky in the American Civil War




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 on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, 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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