Monument

Kentucky State Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



Kentucky State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:33:29
1. Kentucky State Monument
 
Inscription:
Erected by the
State of Kentucky
In memory of her sons who
fought and fell on this field.

"as we are united in life, and they united in death,
let one monument perpetuate their deeds,
and one people, forgetful of all asperities,
forever hold in grateful remembrance all the
glories of that terrible conflict which made
all men free and retained every star on the/nation's flag."

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
State seal:
United We Stand, Divided We Fall

Other inscriptions:
On granite block in center of each side of base:

KENTUCKY



Left Side:
Union Organizations From
Kentucky,
Engaged.

First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth,
Eighteenth and Twenty-third
Infantry Regiments,
and
Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
Calvary Regiments.


Left Side:
Confederate Organizations From
Kentucky
Engaged

Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and
Ninth
Infantry Regiments. Second and Third Cavalry Regiments.
Cobb’s and Gray's batteries.

Kentucky State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:12
2. Kentucky State Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Confederate and Union
Type: Monument
Level: State
Military Arm: None Selected




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.1646  W 85° 15.5574. Map it

Parking is available on Alexander Bridge Road near  N 34° 56.1647  W 85° 15.5372 .
Park is available on the south side of Alexander Bridge Road near its intersection with LaFayette Rd. Parking is also available on LaFayette Rd. , north of the monument. Note: LaFayette Rd. passes through the park and is subject to a lot of traffic.



Other nearby monuments on the battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Helm's Brigade Plaque (Is only 46 feet away) ; To Union Left Sign (Is only 90 feet away) ; Reynold's Division (USA) (Is only 91 feet away) ; Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (about 105 feet away) ; Bridges' Illinois Battery (USA) Plaque (about 324 feet away) ; Negley's Division (USA) (about 449 feet away) ; Stovall’s Brigade Plaque (about 474 feet away) ; 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 489 feet away) ; 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 498 feet away) ; J. Beatty's Brigade (USA) (about 572 feet away) ; 104th Illinois Infantry Monument (about 590 feet away) ; Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque (about 593 feet away) ; 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Florida State Monument (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) (approx. 0.1 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-860A.


Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 2/23/2011.

Several of the stone cannon balls are missing from the base of the monument.


Comments about this monument:
Kentucky was a boarder state and did not declare for the Union or the Confederacy. Troops from Kentucky severed in both the Union and the Confederate Armies.

The following is from the Smithsonian Art Inventory of Outdoor sculptures:
"The monument consists of a tall granite shaft, surmounted by a bronze statue of Bellone, goddess of war. Her right arm is raised and holds a sword; her left arm is by her side and holds an unidentified object. She stands atop a sphere which rests on cannon pointing out of the four angles of the capital that tops the shaft. The bottom of the shaft is rough-hewn rock. The shaft sits on a die and cap which are set on the granite base. On the front of the cap are the Union and Confederate flags, crossed, the staff of each flag grasped in the claws of an eagle. On one side of the die is a Confederate shield surrounded by a laurel wreath; on the other side is a Union shield. On either side of the die, sitting atop the base, are cannon made of granite. On the front and rear of the die are cannon balls. All four corners of the cap have rampant lions."


Kentucky State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:33:38
3. Kentucky State Monument
 
Kentucky State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:02
4. Kentucky State Monument
 
Kentucky State Monument (front), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:23
5. Kentucky State Monument (front)
 
Kentucky State Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:42
6. Kentucky State Monument (rear)
 
Kentucky State Monument (left - Union), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:36
7. Kentucky State Monument (left - Union)
 
Kentucky State Monument (right - Confederate), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:58
8. Kentucky State Monument (right - Confederate)
 
Kentucky State Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:45
9. Kentucky State Monument (rear)
 
Kentucky State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:53
10. Kentucky State Monument
 
Kentucky State Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:52
11. Kentucky State Monument
 


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This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on January 25, 2017. This page has been viewed 69 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on January 25, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 were submitted on 01/25/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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