10th Wisconsin Infantry Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.991 W 085° 15.323
16S E 659337 N 3867022
Quick Description: This granite and limestone Memorial is located near stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/26/2014 8:43:40 PM
Waymark Code: WMMQR3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
10th Wisconsin Infantry, has this one monument and one other marker on the Chickamauga Battlefield. The 10th Wisconsin was raised at Milwaukee, Wisconsin and mustered into Federal service October 14, 1861. The regiment was mustered out on October 25, 1864 and the Veterans and later recruits transferred to the 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment.

Text on the front of the marker:

statue of soldier grasping a furled flag near a tree stump. An "Acorn" Corps badge is below the statue and above the front inscription

10th. WISCONSIN
INFANTRY.

1st. BRIGADE, 1st. DIVISION,
14th CORPS


Text on the rear of the marker:

This regiment, Lieut. Col. John H. Ely Commanding, arrived at daybreak Sept. 19th, 1863, on LaFayette Road south of Kelly Field. Advanced about 8:00 a.m. one mile to Winfrey Field. Sustaining fire until overwhelming force turned its right flank, and compelled the regiment to retire. Reformed some distance to the rear. Participated in night fight Sept. 20th. Occupied this position. Built temporary barricades and repulsed many stubborn attacks of enemy at intervals during the day. Late in the day Lieut. Col. John H. Ely was mortally wounded. The regiment not having received orders to withdraw held this barricade until nearly dark, when it received a flank and rear fire from the enemy and was forced to retire. Killed: Officers 2, Enlisted Men 9, Wounded: Officers 3, Enlisted Men 52, Missing: Officers 13, Enlisted Men 132, Total Loss: 211: Total Engaged 240.



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1077
  LCS ID: 003238




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

Stone sculpture of an infantryman holding flag on pedestal. Pedestal consists of double block, tapering inscribed stone, and rock-faced foundation stone. Overall dimensions: 6' x 6' x 16'.



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
1898
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 Wisconsin Infantry Regiment



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 National Military Park

Link to nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

Address:
located to the west of Tour Stop 2 on the Alexander Bridge Road. This marker is the first away from the parking lot on the west side.


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]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): Not listed

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