48th Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 56.004 W 085° 15.337
16S E 659315 N 3867046
Quick Description: This small marker is located along the trail near the 16th US Regular Monument at Stop 2 on the Chickamauga National Military Park Auto Tour.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/25/2014 9:53:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQFE
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
48th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (C. S. A.), has this one marker on the Chickamauga Battlefield. The regiment took part in some of the hardest-fought battles of the war, from Perryville to Chickamauga until it was consolidated with another Tennessee regiment.

Text on the front of the marker:

TENNESSEE
48th REGT. INFTY
POLK'S BRIGADE
CLEBURNE'S DIV.
Before sundown
      Sept. 20, 1863





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1412
  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

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, before sundown.



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 - Union Order of Battle
4. Tennessee GenWeb on 48th Tennessee - 48th Tennessee Volunter Infantry Regiment (CSA)



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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1898

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Tennessee

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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