52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.934 W 085° 13.977
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Quick Description: Monument to the 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment located on Reed's Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/21/2014 11:10:48 AM
Waymark Code: WMMXRF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only monuments to the 52nd Ohio Infantry on the battlefield. It marks their location on Sept. 18, 1863.



Text on the front of the monument :
52nd
Ohio Infantry
2nd Brigade, 2nd Division
Reserve Corps

The 52nd Regiment, Major James T Holmes, commanding, moved from near Rossville with the Brigade Sept. 18, 1863, at 3:00 P.M. reached this position at dark and bivouacked here for the night. On the 19th at 7:00 A.M. after slight skirmishing, the Regiment was ordered with the Brigade to Rossville, and on the 20th moved to the front with the Brigade and took a position to the West of the Lafayette road, near the Cloud House and engaged the enemy, remaining there until withdrawn late in the evening.



From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1007
  LCS ID: 003129




Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:
11/24/1998

  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

6'3" x 6'3" x 8'2", the monument has a rock-faced base, molded pedestal, and coursed rock-faced shaft carrying a bronze inscription tablet. Cap is smooth-faced, pyramidal, and has raised letter inscription.



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

1. 
Superstructure
Granite
2. 
Superstructure
Bronze
3. 
Substructure
Limestone


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
 
 
Smith Granite Co., Westerly, RI
Architect


My Sources
1. NRHP
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
5. CWBFM - 52nd Ohio Infantry Regiment

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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