24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument - Chcickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 54.706 W 085° 16.107
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Quick Description: This monument to the 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment is located near the activities field on Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/22/2011 2:36:15 PM
Waymark Code: WMBHAK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument to the 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

Text on the front of the monument:

24th
Wisconsin Infantry.
Lytle’s Brigade
Sheridan’s Division
McCook’s Corps


Wikipedia - 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment

From Smithsonian Art Catalogue - 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument

Artist: Anderson Granite Company, contractor.
Title: 24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument, (sculpture).
Dates: 1895.
Medium: Sculpture: bronze; Seal: bronze; Base: pink granite.

Dimensions: Sculpture: approx. 6 x 2 x 2 ft.; Base: approx. 7 ft. 8 in. x 5 ft. x 5 ft.
Inscription: (Front of base, in raised, polished lettering:) 24TH/WISCONSIN/INFANTRY/LYTLE'S BRIGADE/SHERIDAN'S DIVISION/MCCOOK'S CORPS (Bronze medallion on side of base:) WISCONSIN unsigned

Description: A uniformed Civil War soldier stands loading his rifle. He holds the rifle (missing) with his proper left hand at waist level. His upraised proper right hand originally held a ramrod, now missing. The soldier has a moustache and wears a brimmed hat, and has pouches on his rear waist. A sheathed sword is on his proper left hip. The soldier is mounted upon a sloping base decorated with a star on the top of each face. On one side of the base is a medallion with the State of Wisconsin seal. The bottom tier of the base is rough-edged.

Remarks: The monument commemorates the involvement of the 24th Wisconsin Infantry, Lytle's Brigade, Sheridan's Division, McCook's Corps at the Battle of Chickamauga during the Civil War. It marks the position held by the regiment during the battle. It was placed by the State of Wisconsin. IAS files contain related excerpt from Jack Kerr's "Monuments and Markers of the 29 States Engaged at Chickamauga and Chattanooga," Collegedale, TN: The College Press, n.d.; copy of Georgia Historic Resources 1988 form, Historic Preservation Section, Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The monument is on the National Park List of Classified Structures No. 03248. IAS files contain a copy of the LCS report form.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1895

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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