Alabama State Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.471 W 085° 15.423
16S E 659201 N 3866058
Quick Description: This 32 foot obelisk is located on the east side of Battleline Road. The closeset intersection is the LaFayette Road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/28/2014 6:15:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMMR7V
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
Text on the front of the marker:

IN TENDER MEMORY OF
ALABAMA SOLDIERS
WHO FOUGHT AND FELL ON
CHICKAMAUGA BATTLEFIELD.
THIS SHAFT SHALL POINT TO
THOSE EXCITING SCENES AND
VISIONS LONG SINCE FLOWN.
FOR MEMORY IS THE ONLY
FRIEND THAT GRIEF CAN
CALL ITS OWN.


The other sides of the monument feature crossed muskets with attached bayonets with a central wreath, crossed ramrods with central bunting, and cavalry sabers with a central wreath. Each corner features an upright cannon barrel. Along the base, the words: "Alabama" "Sept. 19-20, 1863" "Montgomery" and "Here We Rest" are inscribed.
From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1239
  LCS ID: 008714




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

32'6" high monument consists of two-step base measuring 7' square and a pedestal with four carved stone cannon tubes at the corners that supports an obelisk with a single carved band. Inscriptions adorn the pedestal.



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
1913
AD
 
 
Cozant, Tocoa & Betts, E. E.
Architect


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union 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 National Military Park

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

Address:
located south and east of the southern most bend in Battleline Road approximately 1,000 feet east of the LaFayette Road.


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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