15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This Monument for the 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, is located on the west side of Layfette Rd. just north of Viniard Rd.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/30/2011 7:25:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMD7BT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their position at 2:00 p.m. on Sept. 19, 1863 during the battle.

Text (front):
15th Wisconsin Infantry
This regiment, under command of Lieut. Col. Ole C. Johnson,
became hotly engaged with the enemy at this point about 2:00 P.M. on the
19, Sept., 1863, maintaining this position for some time until forced to retire
to a new position in the open field to its left and rear, where it successfully
resisted every effort of the enemy to dislodge it. The regiment also assisted
in the recapture of a portion of a battery near this place. On the 20th, it position
was changed to the left about three fourths of a mile where it again suffered
severe and additional losses.

Effective force of regiment Sept. 19, 176.

Killed:Wounded: Captured or missing:
Officers 4. Officers 6. Officers 2.
  Enlisted men 9.  Enlisted men 47.  Enlisted men 43.
Aggregate loss 111.

Text (rear):
15th Wisconsin Infantry
Lieut. Col. Ole C. Johnson
3rd Brigade – 1st Division
20th Corps

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1079(see note)
  LCS ID: 003242

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to national 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

6' x 6' at base and 21' high, the polished dark grey granite monument consists of a column on a pedestal and two-step base. Pedestal and shaft are incribed with lettering and designs. Atop column is large carved 5-point star.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along the LaFayette Road, map site #257.

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
B & M Granite Co., WI

My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

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]

on the west side of Layfette Rd. just north of Viniard Rd.

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Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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