2nd U.S. Missouri Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.824 W 085° 16.046
16S E 658273 N 3864846
Quick Description: This marker to the 2nd U.S. Missouri Infantry Regiment is located on the west side of Glen-Kelley road, west of the creek that runs through Dyer Field in the Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2012 11:47:59 AM
Waymark Code: WMDWRK
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This marker for 2nd Missouri Volunteer Infantry is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only marker to the 2nd Missouri Infantry on the battlefield. The 2nd Missouri Infantry was organized at St. Louis, Missouri, and mustered into Federal service on September 10, 1861.



This marker indicates the unit's position during the battle, September 19-20, 1863.

2nd Missouri Infantry,
  Commanded by; Maj. Arnold Beck.
  Second Brigade, Col. Bernard Laiboldt. - Third Division. Maj. Gen. Philip H. Sheridan. - XX Army Corps. Maj. Gen. Alexander McD. McCook


From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-906(see note)
  LCS ID: 003220




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

A simple 15" x 15" x 3' marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle, September 19-20, 1863.



Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield in South Dyer Field, map site #187.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Marble


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1895
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 2nd Missouri Volunteer Infantry

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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1895

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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