16th United States Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 56.004 W 085° 15.335
16S E 659318 N 3867046
Quick Description: This granite and limestone Memorial is located near stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/23/2014 8:35:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQ5J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
16th United States Infantry, has this one monument on the Chickamauga Battlefield. The regiment took part in some of the hardest-fought battles of the war, including Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, Cold Harbor, Wilderness, and Petersburg. They took significant losses during Gettysburg from a position between the Wheatfield and Devil's Den. Two battalions took part in the battle of Stones River under Maj. Adam J. Slemmer. (also Chickamauga) Following the Civil War the 16th took part in the reconstruction of the south and then performed duty on the frontier-the Indian Wars.

Text on the front of the marker:

artwork of kneeling soldier behind log wall
16th U.S. INFTY



Text on the rear of the marker:

IN MEMORY OF
THE OFFICERS AND ENLISTED MEN
OF THE 16TH U. S. INFANTRY
WHO WERE KILLED OR DIED
OF WOUNDS RECEIVED ON THIS FIELD
SEPTEMBER 19 and 20 1863
STRENGTH 19 OFFICERS 289 MEN
CASUALTIES 14 OFFICERS 187 MEN



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1064A
  LCS ID: 003280




Historical Significance:

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

  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

6' x 3' x 9', monument consists of rock-faced base and round-topped relief slab. Relief is of infantryman kneeling behind log breastwork in firing position with forest in background. Unit name inscribed below relief.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
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
1893
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 16th U. S. Infantry Regiment



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.

Thanks to Lat34North for the html formatting.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
located to the west of Tour Stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road. This marker is the furthest from the tour parking lot.


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]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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