22nd Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.634 W 085° 16.310
16S E 657845 N 3866336
Quick Description: The 22nd Michigan Infantry Regiment monument is located along a hiking trail at Snodgrass Hill, tour stop 8, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. Parking is at N 34 55.624 W 85 16.262
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/8/2012 1:02:01 PM
Waymark Code: WMECVR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument to the 22nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 22nd Michigan regiment was mustered into Federal service at Pontiac, Michigan, on August 29, 1862.

Description:
A granite commemorative marker with a bronze relief plaque depicting a Civil War battle scene. Centered above the plaque on the arched top is the State of Michigan seal. A bronze plaque on the rear of the monument describes the actions of the Twenty-Second Michigan Regiment. The marker is mounted upon a three-block base of unfinished granite.



battle scene

A battle between Confederate and Union forces is depicted. The Union forces are on the right; the flag barrier holds the US Flag in his right hand a fires a revolver with his left. Other Union troops move forward, bayonets fixed, while other lie on the ground. The Confederate troops are on the left, one solders stands with is rifle at waist level and pointed upwards, another fires from behind a tree while in the background other confederate soldiers hold their rifles by the barrel and above their heads to use as a club. The Confederate Battle flag can also be seen.

Text on the front of the monument:

22nd Michigan Infantry
1st Brigade 1st Division Reserve Corps


Text on the rear of the monument:

Michigan
To her Twenty-Second Regiment of Infantry
Commanded
By Colonel Heber LeFavour, Lieut. Colonel William Sanborn,
Captain Alonzo M. Keeler.
Whitaker’s Brigade, Steedman’s Division, Granger’s Corps.
This monument marks the position of the Regiment performed
it's most important service, Sept. 19th, 1863.

Engage 455, killed 32, wounded 96, missing 261, total loss 389.
On the 19th the Regiment marched from Rossville joining the
Brigade near McAfee’s church, from there it moved about noon
of the 20th towards this position. After three hours desperate combat
having exhausted their ammunition, they charged overwhelming numbers,
until overcome.

In the Chattanooga campaign it performed important engineering service,
Major Henry S. Dean Commanding





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-898(see note)
  LCS ID: 003011




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

8' x 3' x 12' high, monument has a rock-faced triple-block base. Pedestal and shaft are smooth-faced, with raised lettering on pedestal and large bronze relief panel of a battle scene attached to shaft. Peaked top.



Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
3. 
Substructure
Limestone


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1895
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 22nd Regiment Michigan Volunteer 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:
monument is located along a hiking trail at Snodgrass Hill, tour stop 8, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. Parking is at N 34 55.624 W 85 16.262


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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