W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 56.437 W 085° 15.473
16S E 659094 N 3867843
Quick Description: This monument to W. M. Cockrum of the 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment is located in the McDonald Field, across the road from the visitors center on LaFayette Road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/4/2015 12:41:12 PM
Waymark Code: WMNB4G
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument to W. M. Cockrum of 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment, marks the location where he was desperately wounded at during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

September 20, 1863
9:20 A.M.
Captain later Lieut. Col.
W. M. Cockrum
Forty Second Indiana Inf.
Was desperately
wounded at this point.
Erected by the soldiers of the
Forty Second Indiana Inf.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-810(see note)
  LCS ID: 008803

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

1'4" x 1'4" x 2' high, this is a simple Indiana oolitic limestone shaft with rock-faced sides and a beveled, smooth-faced top that carries an inscription describing the wounding of Lt. Col. Cockrum at this spot.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in McDonald Field, map site #2.

Structural Component(s)


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My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 42nd Regiment Indiana Infantry
5. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker

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]

Lafayette Road Chickamauga National Battlefield Fort Oglethorpe, GA USA 30742 Parking is available on Lafayette Road at N 34° 56.3771 W 85° 15.5171 To reach this monument: This monument is located in the field on the east side of Lafayette Road near the McDonald house, across from the visitors center.

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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