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7th South Carolina Infantry Marker- Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.628 W 085° 16.118
16S E 658138 N 3866331
Quick Description: This monument to the 7th South Carolina Infantry is located on Snodgrass Hill, near Vittetoe Road. It markers their location on Sept 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2015 11:16:35 AM
Waymark Code: WMNRP3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 0

Long Description:
This monument to a 7th South Carolina Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The regiment was commanded by Lt. Col. Elbert Bland. (Killed), Major John S. Hard (Killed) and Capt. E. J. Goggans. This is the only monuments to the 7th South Carolina Infantry Regiment on the battlefield.

This monument is located on the south side of Snodgrass Hill, in the woods, south of the 19th Ohio (USA) marker and the blue plaque for Connell's Brigade (USA).

Text on the monument:

7th Regiment, South Carolina, Infantry
Lt. Col. Elbert Bland. (Killed).
Major John S. Hard (Killed).
Capt. E. J. Goggans.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1351(see note)
  LCS ID: 003160

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & federal government to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block set on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the top that carries an inscription. Marks the regiment's position during the battle.

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My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - 7th South Carolina Infantry

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.

List if there are any visiting hours:
Sunrise to sunset

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0.00

Type of memorial: Monument

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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