101st Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 101st Ohio is located in Viniard’s Field on LaFayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/15/2011 4:30:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMC1WC
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Long Description:
This monument to the 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 101st OVI) is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Text on the front of the monument:

101st Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 1st Division
20th Army Corps


Text on the rear of the monument:

This regiment, Lt. Col. John Messer commanding, became engaged about 2:30 P.M. Sept. 19th, 1863. The engagement continued until after 5:00 P.M. with varying fortune, our lines alternately receding and advancing.

Sept. 20th, 1863, it became engaged about 11:00 A.M. but after firing half a dozen rounds was flanked by the break occasioned by the movement of Wood’s division to the left, and was broken and compelled to retreat.

Loss: Killed 13: Wounded 83: Captured or missing 51.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1029 (see note)
  LCS ID: 003038




Historical Significance:


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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to the nat'l 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

7'6" x 6'6" x 12'6" high monument in the form of squat shaft on a base. From bottom, shaft has crossed muskets in relief, lettering, a star, and state seal in capstone below pyramidal top.


Long Physical Description

Monument located with the Chickamauga Battlefield in Viniard Field, map site #251.



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
 
 
Niehaus, C. H.
Sculptor
2. 
Built
1894
AD
 
 
Vermont Granite Co., Barre, VT
Architect


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 101st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 101st OVI)

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:
located in Viniard’s Field on LaFayette Rd at Viniard-Alexander Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.


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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