24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument - Chcickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment is located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/26/2012 1:34:48 PM
Waymark Code: WMDVD1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument to the 24th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The 24th Wisconsin was organized at Milwaukee, Wisconsin and mustered into Federal service August 15, 1862. This is the only monument to the 24th on the battlefield.




Description of the monument
From Smithsonian Art Catalogue - 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument

"A full-length figure of a uniformed Union soldier striking a death blow with his sword. His right hand reaches across his chest to grasp the sword from a sheath that he holds with his left hand. The sword is now missing. The soldier is in uniform and wears a hat and boots and has a mustache. He stands with his proper left foot forward. The sculpture is set upon a castellated pedestal, mounted upon a two-tiered, stepped, rough-cut base."

Text on the front of the monument:
24th
Wisconsin Infantry.
Lytle’s Brigade
Sheridan’s Division
McCook’s Corps






From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1083(see note)
  LCS ID: 003248




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

Marker 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

5' x 5' at base and 14'8" high, the monument consists of bronze statue of soldier loading his rifle on a tapering smooth-faced pedestal, which rests on a rock-faced base. Pedestal has raised lettering and a 5-pointed star in relief.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along Glenn-Kelly Road near the foot of Lytle Hill, map site #230.

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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
Superstructure
Bronze



Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1890
AD
1899
AD
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment
5. SIRIS - 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument


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 near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.


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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