2nd Ohio Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.979 W 085° 15.325
16S E 659334 N 3867000
Quick Description: This granite and limestone Memorial is located near stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/27/2014 7:59:20 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQZM
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 1

Long Description:
2nd Ohio Infantry, has this one monument and one other marker on the Chickamauga Battlefield. In the early autumn, the 2nd Ohio Regiment participated in the Chickamauga Campaign and the subsequent Battle of Chattanooga. Chickamauga in particular was hard on the regiment, with 183 soldiers killed, wounded, or captured, and 36 men who were taken as prisoners of war later died in the infamous Andersonville prison camp.

Text on the front of the marker:

statue of large acorn with the State Seal of Ohio below.
The seal has had flags and a cannon added.

2ND OHIO INFANTRY
SCRIBNER'S BRIGADE, BAIRD'S DIVISION
14th ARMY CORPS



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-950
  LCS ID: 003050




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

6' x 6' x 8' monument has three-step base of gray granite supporting colossal brown granite sculpted acorn. Unit identification in raised letter on second step; bronze state seal on top step.



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
2. 
Built
1894
AD
 
 
Niehaus, C. H.
Sculptor
2. 
Built
1894
AD
 
 
Smith Granite Co., Westerly, RI
Architect


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 2nd Ohio Infantry Regiment



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 National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
located to the west of Tour Stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road. This marker is the center of the circle drive of the tour stop.


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]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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