52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: Monument to the 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment located on Reed's Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2014 11:22:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMMXRH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only monuments to the 52nd Ohio Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location on Sept. 18, 1863.

Text on the front of the monument :
Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division
Reserve Corps

The 52nd Regiment, Major James T Holmes, commanding, moved from near Rossville with the Brigade Sept. 18, 1863, at 3:00 P.M. reached this position at dark and bivouacked here for the night. On the 19th at 7:00 A.M. after slight skirmishing, the Regiment was ordered with the Brigade to Rossville, and on the 20th moved to the front with the Brigade and took a position to the West of the Lafayette road, near the Cloud House and engaged the enemy, remaining there until withdrawn late in the evening.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1007
  LCS ID: 003129

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

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

6'3" x 6'3" x 8'2", the monument has a rock-faced base, molded pedestal, and coursed rock-faced shaft carrying a bronze inscription tablet. Cap is smooth-faced, pyramidal, and has raised letter inscription.

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
Smith Granite Co., Westerly, RI

My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
5. CWBFM - 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment

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]

Monument is located at the on the SW side Reeds Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. Parking is available near the monument.

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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