2nd Georgia Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.261 W 085° 15.691
16S E 658800 N 3865663
Quick Description: The 2nd Georgia Infantry marker is located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/18/2012 2:14:38 PM
Waymark Code: WME0TD
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 1

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to 2nd Georgia Infantry and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two markers to 2nd Georgia Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sept. 20, 1863. The 2nd GA was organized in Brunswick, GA and mustered in to Confederate service in June 1861. The unit was mustered out at Appomattox Courthouse, VA on April 09, 1865


2nd GA. Infantry


Text:
C.S.A.

Georgia
2nd Infantry
Lt. Col. Wm S. Shepher.
Maj. W. W. Charlton.
Benning’s Brigade.
Law’s Hood’s Division.
Noon, Sept. 20, 1863



From a nearby marker:
Benning’s Brigade
 
Hood’s Division,
Longstreet’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11:30 A.M.
 
2d Georgia
Maj. W. W. Charlton.
 
15th Georgia,
Maj. P. J. Shannon.
 
17th Georgia
Lieut. Col. Charles W. Matthews.
 
20th Georgia,
Col. J. D. Waddell.
 
This brigade being the right of the second line of the Division advanced about 11:15 A.M. from low ground beyond the first crest east of this point and attacked Brannan’s Division which was forced to the rear. The Brigade capturing four pieces of artillery followed until the Division was checked by a portion of Wood’s troops formed on the high ground in the north end of the Dyer field. At that point McLaws’ Division which had followed in the track of Hood’s passed to the front and engaged Wood’s line. Benning’s Brigade remained in the forest east of Dyer’s Field.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1297
  LCS ID: 008850




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
07/25/1986

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:
Contributing
 

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

A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with a cartridge box carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite


Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:   
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1898
AD
1899
AD
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. Antietam - 2nd Georgia Infantry y

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: 1/1/1899

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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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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