Civil War Battlefield Monuments
Kentucky State Monument
Battle of Chickamauga
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:33:29
1. Kentucky State Monument
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:
United We Stand, Divided We Fall
On granite block in center of each side of base:
Union Organizations From
First, Third, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth,
Eighth, Ninth, Tenth, Fifteenth, Seventeenth,
Eighteenth and Twenty-third
Second, Fourth, Fifth and Sixth
Confederate Organizations From
Second, Fourth, Fifth, Sixth and
Infantry Regiments. Second and Third Cavalry Regiments.
Cobb’s and Gray's batteries.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:34:12
2. Kentucky State Monument
Allegiance: Confederate and Union
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.
Parking is available on Alexander Bridge Road at 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.
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
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."
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:33:38
3. Kentucky State Monument
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4. Kentucky State Monument
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5. Kentucky State Monument (front)
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6. Kentucky State Monument (rear)
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7. Kentucky State Monument (left - Union)
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8. Kentucky State Monument (right - Confederate)
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9. Kentucky State Monument (rear)
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10. Kentucky State Monument
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11. Kentucky State Monument
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