Scogin's Georgia Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This marker to the Scogin's Georgia Battery is located along a wooded path that connects Alexander Bridge Road and Reeds Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location on Sunday, September 20, 1863, at 5:00 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/1/2012 4:08:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMERGX
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Long Description:
This marker to the Scogin's Georgia Battery, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location on Sunday, September 20, 1863, at 5:00 pm. The battery was commanded by Captain John Scogin and had two 6 pounders and two 12 pounder Howitzers.




Text on the front of the marker:
CSA

Georgia
Scogin's Battery
Capt. John Scogin.
Jackson’s Brigade.
Cheatham’s Division.
5 P.M. Sept. 20, 1863



A nearby plaque describes the action on that day:
The battery came into position on this ground about 4 PM under a
heavy direct and cross-fire, aided materially in the success of the final
assault on this part of the line, and held the position till the fighting closed.

Casualties of the battle: 1 private killed; 1 officer and 10 privates wounded.



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1270(see note)
  LCS ID: 008855




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 5:00 p.m.



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
1898
AD
1899
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 along a wooded path that connects Alexander Bridge Road and Reeds Road 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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