64th Ohio Infantry - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The monument to the 64th Ohio Infantry is located along a ridge in Snodgrass Field, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. There are several monuments along this ridge.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 3:59:22 PM
Waymark Code: WMC64Z
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument indicates the position of the 64th Ohio Infantry on Sunday, Sept. 20th, from 1:30 till 7:00 P.M. during the Battle of Chickamauga.

Front of monument:

64th Ohio Infantry,
Organized by United States Senator,
John Sharman, in 1861.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 21st Army Corps.

Rear of monument:

This regiment was engaged on Sept. 19th, 1863, between 4:30 and 5:30 P.M. about 400 yds. north of Viniard’s and about 200 yds. east of the Rossville Road. This position was held by this regiment on Sunday, Sept. 20th, from 1:30 till 7:00 P.M. when it retired to Rossville. Before taking this position is was heavily engaged from 12:00 to 1:00 P.M. about 600 yds. south of the site of this monument.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1009 (see note)
  LCS ID: 003048




Historical Significance:


  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
10/15/1966

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

Three-part granite monument, 7'3" x 4'8" x 7'. Rock-faced base supports slightly tapered shaft that contains raised lettering flanked by crossed bayonets & cartridge box in relief. Capstone is rock-faced and carries bronze state seal.


Long Physical Description

Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield on Snodgrass Hill, map site #146.



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1894
AD
 
 
Smith Granite Co., Westerly, RI
Architect


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 64th Ohio Infantry



Note
Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
is located along a ridge in Snodgrass Field, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft. Oglethorpe, GA. There are several monuments along this ridge.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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