8th Kansas Infantry Monument

Sept. 19 - 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

8th Kansas Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 10:54:18
1. 8th Kansas Infantry Monument

8th Kansas Infantry.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
The 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry.
Colonel John A. Martin Commanding
Heg's Brigade, Davis Division, McCook's Corps.

On September 19th, went into action east of this point and was in the hottest part of the battle from 12:30 until 6:00 p.m. Colonel Heg was killed, Colonel Martin assumed command of the Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel J.L. Abernathy commanded the Regiment. The fighting during this day was severe the ground where this monument stands was repeatedly occupied by the opposing forces. At the close of the day the Regiment bivouacked west the Viniard House. During the night the Division moved to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs Road and north of Widow Glenn's. September 20th, at 12:00 o'clock the Brigade went into action on the Brotherton Farm, but was soon forced to retire to McFarland's Gap. The Division rejoined General Thomas at 6:00 p.m. Total number engaged 406. Loss: 2 commissioned officers killed, 9 commissioned officers wounded, 28 enlisted men killed, 156 enlisted men wounded, 25 enlisted men missing. Total loss 220 - 54.19 per cent.

8th Kansas Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 10:54:34
2. 8th Kansas Infantry Monument
View of the rear of the monument, looking north along Lafayette Road. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.275  W 85° 15.677. Map it

Parking is available on LaFayette Road near  N 34° 54.2676  W 85° 15.6875 .

To reach this monument:
Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of Union monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated near the site of the battle era, log school house. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the "Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield east of the LaFayette Road near the Viniard House Site, map site #257"

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-602) (Is only 36 feet away) ; Site of Log School House (MT-1444) (Is only 66 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-535) (Is only 73 feet away) ; 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-680) (Is only 91 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-592) (about 110 feet away) ; 20th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1308) (about 119 feet away) ; Benning's Brigade Tablet (MT-1133) (about 122 feet away) ; 15th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1303) (about 160 feet away) ; 17th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1306) (about 168 feet away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (about 189 feet away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-676) (about 208 feet away) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (about 303 feet away) ; 2nd Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1296) (about 316 feet away) ; Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (MT-424) (about 395 feet away) ; 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-826) (about 518 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-858.

Comments about this monument:
This monument was built/erected between 1910 and 1919. It is a the three-tiered monument is 9' x 5'2" x 8'. Base is rock-faced, a beveled middle section is smooth, and top portion is rock-faced. Top portion incorporates bronze state seal and has a hipped cap. There is a bronze plaque on the rear of the monument describing the units activities on September 19 and 20, 1863.

8th Kansas Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 10:54:01
3. 8th Kansas Infantry Monument
8th Kansas Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 10:54:43
4. 8th Kansas Infantry Monument
Close up view of the rear of the monument.  

Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry


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