2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: Monument to the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment located on Reed's Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/24/2014 11:28:36 AM
Waymark Code: WMMYJ5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of five monuments to the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. It marks their location on Sept. 19, 1863 between 8 and 10 am.

This monument is vertically oriented monument has rock-faced base and shaft that alternated finished and rock-faced horizontal bands. The dimensions of the monument are 7' x 3' x 12'. The Unit designation is at the top of the monument. Below a relief sculpture depicts two soldiers in uniform. One soldier stands up right. He holds he gun in the right hand, the stock is resting on the ground. His left arm is fully extended, he holds the ram rod as he reloads his weapon. The second soldier is kneeling on his right knee, he holds his gun and the ready. There is a inscription on the rear of the monument.

Text on the front of the monument :
2nd Minnesota

Text on the rear of the monument :
The Second Regiment Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry,
in Van Derveer's Brigade,
was here engaged Saturday, September 19th, 1863, between 8 and
10 o'clock, a.m., holding its position against repeated assaults
of the enemy, losing eight men killed and forty-one wounded.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-903
  LCS ID: 003219

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

7' x 3' x 12' vertically oriented monument has rock-faced base and shaft that alternated smooth- and rock-faced horizontal bands. On face is stone relief of one soldier loading & one preparing to fire. Unit designation at top.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 2nd Minnesota Regiment Volunteer Infantry
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
5. CWBFM - 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument
6. Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures - Second Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry Monument, (sculpture)

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]

Reed's Bridge Road Chickamauga National Battlefield Fort Oglethorpe, GA USA 30742 This monument is visible from the road.

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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