125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) Regiment Monument is located on the ridge line at Snodgrass Field off of Vittetoe Rd, in the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft Oglethorpe, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/30/2011 3:40:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMC64Q
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
The monument commemorates the involvement of the 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Colonel Emerson Opdycke commanding, Harker's Brigade, Wood's Division, 21st Army Corps at the Battle of Chickamauga during the Civil War. It was placed by the State of Ohio and veterans and marks the position held by the regiment during the battle. The cost was $1,470. The relief plaque was sculpted by A. O'Connor. The relief plaque and portrait medallion were cast by the Henry Bonnard Bronze Company. The State of Ohio seal was sculpted by Charles Henry Niehaus. IAS files contain: an excerpt from Jack Kerr's "Monuments and Markers of the 29 States Engaged at Chickamauga and Chattanooga," Collegedale, TN: The College Press, n.d.; a copy of Georgia Historic Resources 1988 form, Historic Preservation Section, Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The monument is on the National Park Service List of Classified Structures No. 03055. IAS files contain a copy of the LCS report form. Source: Smithsonian Institution Research Information System - 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument

Text on rear of monument:

Sept. 1863, from 4:30 P.M. to 5:30 P.M. this regiment was severely engaged about 600 yards north of Viniard’s, and about 200 yards east the road, capturing one officer and nine men.

Sept. 20, about 11:30 A.M. formed for battle about 100 yards south of this ridge, and it advanced to the north and of Dyer’s field where it met and engaged the enemy and resisted his further advance from 12:00 M. to 1:00 P.M. when it was forced to retire. It reached this position about 1:30 P.M. and occupied it until about 7:00 P.M. when it was ordered to Rossville. From 1:30 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. it assisted in repelling all assaults on this part of the line.

Went into action with 16 officers: 298 men aggregate 314.
Loss, killed 17: wounded 83: missing 5: aggregate 105.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1037 (see note)
  LCS ID: 003055

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to national 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

12' high monument on 7'6" x 5'6" base. Stepped base supports pedestal with bronze tablet of battle scene; shaft contains bronze portrait medallion of Col. Opdycke; with sculpted stone tiger at top. Located on Snodgrass Hill.

Long Physical Description

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

Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
O'Connor, A.
E. F. Carr Co., Quincy, MA

My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 125th OVI)
4. SIRIS - 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument

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]

on the ridge line at Snodgrass Field off of Vittetoe Rd, in the Chickamauga National Battlefield, Ft Oglethorpe, GA.

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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