31st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The 31st Ohio Infantry Reg. marker is located on a side trail off of the trail leading from Brotherton Rd to Reeds Bridge Rd. at the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The 31st Ohio occupied this position from 10 am to 11 am on Saturday, Sept 20, 1863
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/18/2012 4:20:06 PM
Waymark Code: WME8K2
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 31st Ohio Infantry was organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio and mustered in on August 4, 1861. This is one of three markers to the 31st Ohio Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location at from 10:00 am to 11:00 am on Sept. 19, 1863.

31st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker

Text on the front of the monument:
31st Regiment
Ohio Infantry Regiment,
10:00 AM to
11:00 AM.
September 19,

The monument to the 31st Ohio Infantry located on Poe Road provides the folloing information:
31st Regiment Ohio Infantry

Sept. 19th, 1863, about 10 A.M. this Regiment, Lieut. Col. Frederick W. Lister commanding, was sent to reinforce Croxton’s Brigade, then engaged near Jay's Mill, and went into action on the left of the brigade. It afterward about 11:00 AM took part in the recapture of the 4th Indiana battery, and continued in action till about 2:00 PM.

Sept. 20th, occupy this position till about 12:00 M., when the enemy penetrated our lines to the right of this position, and the regiment was broken and forced to retire. The attachments of the regiment under Captains J.A. Cahill and J.H. McCune, and Lieutenants Eli Wilkins, A.S. Scott and J.J. Miller were rallied and fought on Snodgrass Hill until the close of the battle.

Lose, killed 13; wounded 134; captured or missing 22.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-984
  LCS ID: 003080

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l 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

A 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position east of the headquarters of the U.S. Fifth Artillery on September 19, 1863, from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 31st Ohio Volunteer Infantry
5. waymark - 31st Ohio 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 a side trail off of the trail leading from Brotherton Rd to Reeds Bridge Rd. at the Chickamauga National Battlefield.

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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