Monument

8th Kansas Infantry Marker

Sept. 19, 1863 12:30 pm

Battle of Chickamauga



8th Kansas Infantry Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:52:29
1. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker
 

Inscription:
Position
of the
8th Kansas Vol’s

Sept. 19th, 1863
At 12:30 P. M.



8th Kansas Infantry Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:51:56
2. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.315  W 85° 15.339. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0922  W 85° 15.0982 .
Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road.


To reach this monument:
Marker can be reached from Viniard Road half a mile east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path that crosses Viniard Road east of the parking area near the 7th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker (MT-784). Follow the path north (left when headed east) to a second path that leads off to the west (your left, when walking north). This secondary path will take to past two markers to Peeple's Georgia Battery before you reach the marker to the 8th Kansas.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Peeple's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1265) (about 509 feet away) ; Peeple's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1264) (about 510 feet away) ; 72nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-827) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-783) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Tablet (MT-1335) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery, Battery E Marker (MT-1275) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1343) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (MT-427) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-846) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1170) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-724) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1271) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-812) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 17th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1306) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded


Other monuments to the 8th Kansas Infantry Regiment on the battlefield





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



Comments about this monument:
This standard Kansas regimental marker was built between 1910 and 1919. It is a simple granite obelisk, 6' high x 3' wide x 1.5' deep, inscribed on its face and marking the regiment's position at 12:30 pm on September 19, 1863.


8th Kansas Infantry Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:52:32
3. 8th Kansas Infantry Marker
 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on November 14, 2018. This page has been viewed 25 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on November 16, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 11/14/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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