124th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monment - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 124th Ohio Infantry is located on the east side of Brock Field, on Brotherton Rd, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park, Ft Oglethorpe, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/22/2011 3:16:56 PM
Waymark Code: WMC40W
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Long Description:
This monument to the 124th Ohio Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

The monument to the 124th Ohio Infantry is a rough-edged marker with a rounded top, with a relief figure of a Civil War flag bearer. He holds the flag with his left hand, the pole passing behind him and resting near his right foot, his right hand holding the handle of his sword, the blade touching the ground. The soldier has a moustache and wears a cap, a flag holder is strapped on his chest.

Text on the front of the monument:

124th Ohio Infantry
Hazen’s Brigade,
Palmer’s Division,
21st Army Corps.

Text on the rear of the monument:

Sept. 19th, 1863, this regiment, Col. Oliver H. Payne commanding, supported the 9th Indiana, then occupying this position, from 12:30 to 2:00 P.M. It then relieved the 9th Indiana, and held this position till about 3:00 P.M., when it was itself relieved to replenish ammunition on the Rossville Road. During this time Col. Payne was wounded, and the command devolved on Major Hampson.

Between 5:00 and 6:00 P.M. it was engaged North of Brotherton House.

Sept. 20th, the Regiment was engaged in support of the 9th Indiana, then on the left of the monument of Battery F 1st Ohio Lt. Art., East of Kelly Field. When the assault began it closed up to the line behind the barricades, firing simultaneously with the first line. At 2:00 P.M. ordered into position West of Kelly House. About 3:00 P.M. it was ordered to Snodgrass Hill, was there engaged; retired thence at 7:00 P.M. to Rossville.

No. Engaged, Commissioned Officers 22: Enlisted Men 431: Total 453.

Loss, Killed 15: Wounded 92: Captured or Missing 34: Total 141.

Note: Lt. Art. - Light Artillery

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1034 (see note)
  LCS ID: 003135

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

Short Physical Description

On a tapering rock-faced base is a round-topped vertical slab, hammer-finished on face. Face has bas relief of a color bearer with sword in right hand. Unit designation in raised letters at upper left. Dimensions: 6' x 3' x 12' overall.

Long Physical Description

Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in Brock Field, map site #114

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

My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 124th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 124th OVI)

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 the east side of Brock Field, on Brotherton 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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