Monument

8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker

Sept. 20, 1863, noon

Battle of Chickamauga



8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 15:27:05
1. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
 

Inscription:
Position
of the
8th Kansas Vols
Sept. 20th, 1863
At 12:00 Noon
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8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 15:27:50
2. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Marker
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.954  W 85° 15.762. Map it

Parking is available on LaFayette Road near  N 34° 54.540  W 85° 15.6848 .
Paved / gravel area on both sides of the road at the cross walk.


To reach this monument:
Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road one mile south of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road one mile south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take a right when the trail splits) north of the main path. This marker can also be reached from the Brothernton Field.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.



Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded.





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-859.



Comments about this monument:
According to the National Park Service, the marker was created in 1910. The marker is a simple, 6' high x 3' wide x 1.5 deep, granite obelisk inscribed on its face. It marks the regiment's position at 12:00 noon on September 20, 1863.


8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 15:26:47
3. 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker
View, looking north, of the marker. The split rail fence at the southern edge of the Brotherton Field is viable to the right. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 11, 2018. This page has been viewed 6 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 11, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 09/11/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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