15th South Carolina Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.652 W 085° 16.044
16S E 658250 N 3866376
Quick Description: This monument to the 15th South Carolina Infantry Regiment is located on Snodgrass Hill, near Vittetoe Road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2015 10:16:58 AM
Waymark Code: WMNF2Y
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This monument to the 15th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col Joseph F. Gist is in recognition of their service during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. There is only one monuments to the 15th South Carolina Infantry Regiment on the battlefield.



Text

15th Regiment South Carolina Infantry
Commander
Col Joseph F. Gist





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1354(see note)
  LCS ID: 003159




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block set on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the top that carries an inscription. Marks the regiment's position during the battle.


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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
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
1901
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 15th South Carolina Infantry Regiment
5. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - 15th South Carolina Infantry Marker



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:
Snodgrass Hill Chickamauga National Battlefield Fort Oglethorpe, GA USA 30742 Parking is available on Vittetoe Road at N 34° 55.6568 W 85° 16.0292


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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