2nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.997 W 085° 15.328
16S E 659329 N 3867033
Quick Description: This marble small marker is located near the 15th US Regular Monument at Stop 2 on the Chickamauga National Military Park Auto Tour. It is the closest Tennessee marker to the parking lot.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2014 5:50:43 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQPY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
2nd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry (C. S. A.), has this marker plus one other on the Chickamauga Battlefield. After July 31, 1863, now in temporary consolidation with the 3rd Confederate Infantry, it is listed in Lieutenant General D. H. Hill's Corps, Cleburne's Division, Polk's Brigade, which now consisted of the 1st Arkansas, 3rd and 5th Confederate (Colonel 3. A. Smith commanding), 2nd (Robison's), 35th, and 48th (Nixon's) Tennessee Infantry Regiments, and Calvert's Arkansas Battery. It continued in this brigade until July 31, 1864, taking part in the Battles of Chickamanga, (after which Lieutenant General William 3. Hardee was in command of the corps), Missionary Ridge, Ringgold Gap, and Taylor's Ridge, where Lieutenant Colonel J. C. Cole was seriously wounded.

Text on the front of the marker:

TENNESSEE
2nd REGT. INFTY
POLK'S BRIGADE
CLEBURNE'S DIV.
Before sundown
      Sept. 20, 1863





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1377
  LCS ID: 003166




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

1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 20, 1863, before sundown.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Marble


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1898
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Tennessee GenWeb on 2nd Tennessee - 2nd Tennessee Volunter Infantry Regiment (CSA)



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: 1/1/1898

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Tennessee

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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