69th Ohio infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: Monument to the 69th Ohio infantry Regiment located on Reed's Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2014 12:19:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMMXRR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to 69th Ohio infantry Regiment in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only monuments to the 69th Ohio infantry Regiment on the battlefield. It marks their location on Sept. 17 - 18, 1863.

Text on the front of the monument :
69th Ohio infantry
Stanley’s Brigade, Negley’s Division,
14th Army Corps.

Text on the rear of the monument :
The 69th Regiment Ohio Infantry
Lt. Colonel
Joseph H. Brigham, Commanding

Temporarily attached to Col. Daniel McCook’s Brigade, bivouacked the night of Sept. 18, 1863, near this place, which it reached at dark; and before daylight on the 19th, by order of the Brigade commander, the Regiment surprised the enemy guard near Reed’s Bridge, charging across, and setting the bridge on fire.

The Regiment was withdrawn in sent under orders to Rossville at 7:00 A.M. on the 19th, with the balance of the Brigade, and was not further engaged during the battle.

On the evening of the 18th, it participated in the capture of 22 prisoners in front of this position.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1014
  LCS ID: 003139

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

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

7' x 4' x 8'6" monument with rock-faced double-step base and round-topped smooth-finished shaft. Face has bronze relief panel of battle scene with unit identification in raised letters and state seal above. Sculpted knapsacks at sides.

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
Beattie, H. W. and Niehaus, C. H.
E. F. Carr Co., Quincy, MA

My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 69th Ohio infantry Regiment
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
5. CWBFM - 69th Ohio infantry Regiment

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]

Monument is located at the on the NE side Reed's Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. Parking is available near the monument.

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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