26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.394 W 085° 15.924
16S E 658441 N 3865903
Quick Description: This marker to the 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment is located at the western edge of Dyer Field, west of Glen-Kelly Rd in the Chickamauga National Battlefield Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 2/27/2012 6:42:06 PM
Waymark Code: WMDVRP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This marker for the 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 26th OVI), is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marker the position of the 26th at 12::00 midnight, on September 20, 1863. This is one of two markers to the 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. The 26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry was organized at organized at Camp Chase in Columbus, Ohio and mustered into Federal service on July 24, 1861.



26th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Marker


Text on the front of the monument:

26th Regiment
Ohio Infantry
Buell’s Brigade
12 M.
September 20,
1863




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-981(see note)
  LCS ID: 003082




Historical Significance:

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

  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 1'6" x 1'6" x 3' high granite obelisk with a raised letter inscription. Marks regiment's position on Dyer Field on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 midnight.



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
1894
AD
 
 
 
 


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Wikipedia - 26th Ohio 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: 1/1/1894

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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