13th Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 13th Michigan is located in Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield. The monument describes the actions of the 13th during the battle.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 10:42:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMECTJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument located in Viniard’s Field is dedicated to the 13th Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 13th Michigan Infantry was organized at Kalamazoo, Michigan and mustered into Federal on January 17, 1862 This monument indicates their position from Saturday 19th at 2:30 P.M. until dark on Sunday, September 20, 1863, 4 a.m. Their commander was Colonel Joshua B. Culver. The monument further describes the actions and moments of the 13th on September 18 and September 20th.








Text on the front of the monument:
Michigan To her
Thirteenth Regiment of Infantry
Commanded by
Colonel Joshua B. Culver
Major Willard G. Eaton
Buell’s Brigade
Woods Division
Crittenden’s
Corps



Text on the rear of the monument:
This monument marks the position
with the Regiment perform
its most important service.
Sept. 19th 1863. Casualties
Engage 217 Killed 14
Wounded 68 Missing 25
Total loss 107. On the 18th of
Sept. 1863, the Regiment occupied
a position near Lee and Gordon's
Mill. On the 19th at 2:30 P.M. moved to this position, where it
was engaged until dark on the
20th. Moved when it's brigade to
the left where it was engaged
near the right flank of the Army
until night closed the battle.






From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-894(see note)
  LCS ID: 003003




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

6' x 3' x 8', the monument has a rock-faced base of brown and grey granite supporting shaft with inscribed, smooth-faced front. Sculpted solider leans against shaft and sites his rifle over top.



Long Physical Description

Located on the Chickamauga Battlefield in Viniard Field, map site #253.

Monument Text (Front):

MICHIGAN
TO HER
THIRTEENTH REGIMENT OF INFANTRY.
COMMANDED BY,
COLONEL JOSHUA B. CULVER,
MAJOR WILLIARD G. EATON.
BUELL'S BRIGADE,
WOOD'S DIVISION,
CRITTENDEN'S
CORPS.

_____________________________________________________________
Monument Text (Back)

This monument marks the position
where the regiment performed
its most important service,
Sept. 19th, 1863. Casualties
Engaged 217 Killed 14
Wounded 68 Missing 25
Total loss 107. On the 18th of
Sept. 1863, the regiment occupied
a position near Lee and Gordon's
Mill. On the 19th at 2:30 p.m.,
moved to this position, where it
was engaged until dark. On the
20th, moved with its brigade to
the left where it was engaged
near the right flank of the army
until night closed the battle.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
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
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 13th Regiment Michigan Volunteer 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:
located in Viniard’s Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd, 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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