15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.929 W 085° 15.759
16S E 658707 N 3865047
Quick Description: This marker to the 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment is located on the western edge of the Brotherton Field near the split rail fence on the west side of Lafayette Rd in the Chickamauga NMP.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/8/2011 7:29:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMD99J
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to the 15th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks the unit's position at 11:00 a.m. on September 20, 1863. The 15th Wisconsin was popularly known as the "Scandinavian Regiment".

15th Wisconsin
11 A.M. Sept. 20, 1863

15th Wisconsin
   Lieut. Col. Ole C. Johnson,
Third Brigade - First Division - Twentieth Army Corps.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1080(see note)
  LCS ID: 003245

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

A simple rectangular slab of granite measuring 1'6" x 1' x 3'. The slanted tops carries a raised letter inscription. Marks unit's position at 11:00 a.m. on September 20, 1863.

Long Physical Description

Monument located within the Chickamauga Battlefield along the edge of Brotherton Field, map site #190.

Structural Component(s)

Construction Period:
Physical Event
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Begin Year AD/BC
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Designer Occupation

My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

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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