74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This Monument to the 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment is located in the wooded area on the western edge of the Brotherton Field near the split rail fence on the west side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga NMP.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/22/2011 2:04:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMDC09
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
This Monument is dedicated to the 74th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment , is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks the unit's position from the evening of September 19, 1863 until 9:00 a.m. on September 20th.

Text on front:
74TH OHIO INFANTRY
3RD BRIGADE,
2ND DIVISION,
14TH ARMY CORPS



Text on rear:
This regiment, Capt. Joseph
Fisher commanding, took this
position on the evening of Sept.
19th, 1863, and occupied it till
9:00 A.M. of Sept 20th. When it
moved to the left and rear under
orders of its Division Commander.
It was only for a short time engaged
in the action.

Its loss in the Campaign was
1 killed, 2 wounded and 6 missing,
which occurred in a
skirmish Sept. 11th.



Physical Description:
"A rough-edged commemorative marker with a relief of a uniformed Civil War soldier firing his rifle from behind a large rock. The soldier kneels on his proper right knee and faces right, the stock of the rifle resting on his shoulder, his hands positioning the rifle. He wears a cap and has a pouch at his waist. Above the relief, in the upper left corner of the marker, is a medallion of the Ohio State seal. In the upper right corner of the marker is the 14th Army Corps badge in relief. The marker is set upon a short, two-tiered base."
Source of the description: SIRIS - The 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument

74th Ohio Infantry
Commanding;
   Capt. Joseph Fisher,
Third Brigade - Second Division - Fourteenth Army Corps.


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1015 (see note)
  LCS ID: 003037




Historical Significance:

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

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

Short Significance Description:

The monument 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

7'6" x 4'3" x 2'10" monument consists of slab on stepped base featuring relief carving of kneeling soldier firing from behind a rock. Bronze state seal in upper left, and a bronze tablet on back.



Long Physical Description

Monument is located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in the southwest corner of Brotherton Field, map #190.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Substructure
Limestone
3. 
Superstructure
Bronze


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
 
 
E. F. Carr Co., Quincy, MA
Architect


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. SIRIS - The 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument

TITLE: 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument

ARTIST(S): Beattie, H. W., sculptor., Niehaus, Charles Henry, 1855-1935, sculptor.

DATE: 1894

MEDIUM: Marker: granite; Seal: bronze; Base: Quincy granite

CONTROL NUMBER: IAS GA000651

Direct Link to the Individual Listing in the Smithsonian Art Inventory: [Web Link]

PHYSICAL LOCATION:
located in the wooded area on the western edge of the Brotherton Field near the split rail fence on the west side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga NMP.


DIFFERENCES NOTED BETWEEN THE INVENTORY LISTING AND YOUR OBSERVATIONS AND RESEARCH:
None noted.


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