10th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 54.459 W 085° 16.383
16S E 657771 N 3864161
Quick Description: This marker to the 10th Ohio Infantry Regiment is near Wilder's Brigade monument located on Genn-Viniard / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near driving tour stop 6, Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 8/18/2014 12:30:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMM9RD
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Long Description:
This marker to the 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The regiment was also known as the "Montgomery Regiment," and the "Bloody Tenth". The 10th Ohio Infantry was predominantly recruited from Irish Americans, but had two companies consisting of German Americans.






Text on the front of the marker:

10th Ohio
Infantry
General
Head-quarters
Department
of the
Cumberland



Text on the rear of the marker:

The 10th, Regiment was organized it Camp Dennison, Ohio, in June 1861, by Colonel, afterward General William H. Lytle. Was commanded at Chickamauga by Lt. Col. William M. Ward and was on duty at general head-quarters, Army of the Cumberland till the right wing of the Army was broken and driven back, after which in cooperation with General Davis and others it performed valuable services along the Crawfish Springs Road till the fighting ended. Occupied this position up to about 11:00 A.M. September 20, 1863.




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-958
  LCS ID: 003113




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

The 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

6' x 6' x 13' monument has double-step rock-faced base, inscribed shaft with rock-faced quoins, and castellated crown. At very top is stone sculpture of a flag-draped drum.



Long Physical Description

This monument has been moved twice. First in 1966, in advance of a highway project that never happened, the monument was moved 57 feet. Then in 2002, the monument was returned to its original location.



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
1894
AD
 
 
Fox, Thomas W., Cincinnati, OH
Architect
2. 
Moved
1966
AD
 
 
 
 
3. 
Moved
2002
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 10th Ohio Volunteer Infantry
5. CWBFM.org - 10th Ohio 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.






Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1894

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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