21st Michigan Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This monument to the 21st Michigan Infantry Regiment is located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park. This monument was originally topped by bronze eagle.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/28/2012 10:26:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMDVZ0
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker for the 21st Regiment Michigan Volunteer Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marker the position of the 21st at 11:00, on September 20, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 21st Michigan on the battlefield. The 21st Michigan Infantry was organized at Ionia, Michigan and Grand Rapids, Michigan, and mustered into Federal service on September 9, 1862. This monument was originally topped by bronze eagle.



21st Michigan Infantry Regiment


Text on the monument:

Michigan
To Her Twenty-First Regiment of Infantry.
Commanded
by Colonel William B. McCreery; Major Seymor Chase.
Lytle’s Brigade, Sheridan’s Division, McCook’s Corps.

This monument marks the spot the position where the Regiment performed its most
important service, during the engagement, Sept. 20th, 1863.

Casualties,
Engaged 311, Killed 16, Wounded 73, Missing 17, Total Loss 106.

On the 19th, the Regiment with its brigade marched from pond spring, coming
into line of battle at Crawfish Springs, advancing to Lee and Gordon’s Mill, that night
moved to the left taking position at the Glenn House, thence to this position about
11 o'clock, Sept. 20th.

In the campaigns of Chattanooga it performed important engineering service.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-897(see note)
  LCS ID: 003006




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

8' x 6' x 10', monument consists of battered, rock-faced base, smooth-fronted midsection with bronze inscription plaque and a high rock-faced top, which incorporates bronze state seal. Originally topped by bronze eagle.



Long Physical Description

Monument located along Glenn-Kelly Road on the Chickamauga Battlefield at map site #230.

Monument is missing a bronze eagle, a bronze relief panel with rifle, and an unidentified bronze piece.

Monument Text:
MICHIGAN
TO HER
TWENTY-FIRST REGIMENT OF INFANTRY
COMMANDED BY
COLONEL WILLIAM B. McCREERY
MAJOR SEYMOUR CHASE
LYTLE'S BRIGADE, SHERIDAN'S DIVISION, McCOOK'S CORPS

This monument marks the position where the regiment performed its most important service during this engagement, September 20th, 1863.

Casualties:
Engaged 311
Killed 16
Wounded 73
Missing 17
Total loss 106

On the 19th, the regiment with its brigade marched from Pond Spring, coming into line of battle at Crawfish Springs, advancing to Lee and Gordon's Mill, that night moved to the left, taking position at the Glenn House, thence to this position about 11 o'clock, Sept. 20th.

In the campaigns at Chattanooga, it performed important engineer service.



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

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


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 - 21st 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:
located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly 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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