24th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument is located on Brotherton Rd, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park, Ft Oglethorpe, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/28/2011 4:25:14 PM
Waymark Code: WMBWT1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument to the 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Description:
A pyramidal, rough-edged commemorate marker with a bas-relief of two rifles stacked. A flag hangs from its pole behind the rifles. A drum sits between the rifles with a pack on top. A canteen is positioned in front of the drum and a cartage pouch hangs from the rifles. The marker has a triangular cap with a medallion with the State of Ohio seal in the center. The back of the marker is polished with a bronze plaque detail the actions of the 24th Ohio in the battle. The marker is set upon a rectangular, rough-edged base.




The text of the marker reads:

(Front):

24TH REGIMENT INDIANA INFT.
3RD BRIG. SIRWELL
2N DIV. NGELEY 14TH CORPS THOMAS





(Back):
24TH OHIO
INFANTRY
GROSE'S
BRIGADE
PALMER'S
DIVISION
21ST ARMY CORPS




Sept. 19th, 1863, this regiment Col Daniel J. Higgins commanding was successfully engaged near this point from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. The fighting having ceased on its front for about an hour; at 4:30 P.M. it was removed to its right and rear to the support of Van Cleve’s division. It became involved in the break that then occurred and retired to the Lafayette Road near the Poe House.

Sept. 20th, the regiment with its brigade was in reserve in the south part of Kelly Field: about 9:00 A.M. it was sent to the left of Baird’s Division, and was there hotly engaged: it returned under order and took a position behind the barricades east of the south end of the Kelly Field, about 3:00 P.M., and occupied it till it received the final order to retire.

No engaged’ officers 19: enlisted men 253: total 277:
Loss, killed 3: wounded 60: captured or missing 16: total 79:
The greater part of which occurred on the 19th.
This regiment was organized May 29th, 1861: was mustered out of service June 24th, 1864.

From the nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-978
  LCS ID: 003049


Historical Significance:


  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
10/15/1966

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description:

6'4" x 4' x 14' high, monument has a rock-faced base and pedestal. Shaft has carved portion depicting rifles, a pack, & a flag, above which is an arch, a bronze state seal, and triangular cap.

Long Physical Description

Monument locate within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Brotherton Road, map site #200.

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1894

AD


Niehaus, C. H.
Sculptor
2. 
Built
1894

AD


Fox, Thomas W., Cincinnati, OH

Architect


My Sources
1. SIRIS
2. NRHP Narrative

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:
on the south side of Brotherton Rd, between Lafayette Rd and Alexander bridge Rd., at the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park, Ft Oglethorpe, GA.


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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