24th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This monument to the 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument is located on Brotherton Rd, at the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park, Ft Oglethorpe, GA.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2011 11:55:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMBRX6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
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Long Description:
This monument to the 24th Ohio Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

A pyramidal, rough-edged commemorate marker with a bas-relief of two rifles stacked. A flag hangs from its pole behind the rifles. A drum sits between the rifles with a pack on top. A canteen is positioned in front of the drum and a cartage pouch hangs from the rifles. The marker has a triangular cap with a medallion with the State of Ohio seal in the center. The back of the marker is polished with a bronze plaque detail the actions of the 24th Ohio in the battle. The marker is set upon a rectangular, rough-edged base.

Text on the front of the monument:


Text on the rear of the monument:

Sept. 19th, 1863, this regiment Col Daniel J. Higgins commanding was successfully engaged near this point from 12:30 to 2:30 P.M. The fighting having ceased on its front for about an hour; at 4:30 P.M. it was removed to its right and rear to the support of Van Cleve’s division. It became involved in the break that then occurred and retired to the Lafayette Road near the Poe House.

Sept. 20th, the regiment with its brigade was in reserve in the south part of Kelly Field: about 9:00 A.M. it was sent to the left of Baird’s Division, and was there hotly engaged: it returned under order and took a position behind the barricades east of the south end of the Kelly Field, about 3:00 P.M., and occupied it till it received the final order to retire.

No engaged’ officers 19: enlisted men 253: total 277:
Loss, killed 3: wounded 60: captured or missing 16: total 79:
The greater part of which occurred on the 19th.
This regiment was organized May 29th, 1861: was mustered out of service June 24th, 1864.

For more information on the Battle of Chickamauga:
Civil War Historic Markers Across Georgia - Battle of Chickamauga
Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1894

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Ohio and veterans

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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