24th South Carolina Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This monument to the 24th South Carolina Infantry is located on the north side Alexander Bridge Rd. in the Chickamauga NMP. The line held by the Union forces is on the opposite side of the road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 9/17/2011 12:32:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMCKH8
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 24th South Carolina Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their position Sunday, September 20th, 1863, during the battle.

Text:

Gist’s Brigade
Sunday, September 20th, 1863

24th, S.C. Regiment
Col. Clement H. Stevens
Commanding


From the marker located across the road at tour stop #2.


The second day begins
Morning brought repeated attacks on the Union breastworks here


By the morning of September 20, 1863, Gen. Braxton Bragg had organized his Confederate army into two wings -- Longstreet on the left and Polk´s here on the right. Bragg ordered Polk to attack at dawn. However, the attack was delayed, in the Federals used the first critical hours of daylight to strengthen their log breastworks.

Finally, at 9:30 a.m. Maj. Gen. John C. Breckinridge´s Confederate Division struck the Union breastworks at this point. Other Confederate units joined them as the attack spread southward along the line of monuments behind you. The pressure of these attacks forced Union commander Maj. Gen. William Rosecrans to move men from his center to stop the attack here on his left.

About noon the futile and costly Confederate charges ended, not be resumed until late afternoon. The federals stood firm behind their log wall, awaiting the outcome of the fighting still raging south of here.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1346(see note)
  LCS ID: 003157




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

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

A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block mounted on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the front that carries an inscription. Mark's regiment's position during the battle.


Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Alexander Bridge Road near Tour Stop #2, map site #38.


Material(s)   
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Limestone



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1901
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle



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 and Chattanooga National Military Park

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

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Address:
located on the north side Alexander Bridge Rd. in the Chickamauga National Military Park, near tour stop 2.


How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Other (Please explain in the Private Message field)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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