2nd Georgia Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.261 W 085° 15.691
16S E 658800 N 3865663
Quick Description: The 2nd Georgia Infantry marker is located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2012 9:41:12 AM
Waymark Code: WME0Q8
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 2nd Georgia Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two markers to 2nd Georgia Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sept. 20, 1863. The 2nd GA was organized in Brunswick, GA and mustered in to Confederate service in June 1861. The unit was mustered out at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on April 09, 1865

2nd GA. Infantry


2nd Infantry
Lt. Col. Wm S. Shepher.
Maj. W. W. Charlton.
Benning’s Brigade.
Law’s Hood’s Division.
Noon, Sept. 20, 1863

From a nearby marker:
Benning’s Brigade
Hood’s Division,
Longstreet’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11:30 A.M.
2d Georgia
Maj. W. W. Charlton.
15th Georgia,
Maj. P. J. Shannon.
17th Georgia
Lieut. Col. Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia,
Col. J. D. Waddell.
This brigade being the right of the second line of the Division advanced about 11:15 A.M. from low ground beyond the first crest east of this point and attacked Brannan’s Division which was forced to the rear. The Brigade capturing four pieces of artillery followed until the Division was checked by a portion of Wood’s troops formed on the high ground in the north end of the Dyer field. At that point McLaws’ Division which had followed in the track of Hood’s passed to the front and engaged Wood’s line. Benning’s Brigade remained in the forest east of Dyer’s Field.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1297
  LCS ID: 008850

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l 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 rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. Antietam - 2nd Georgia Infantry y

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]

located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield.

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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