8th South Carolina Infantry Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.663 W 085° 16.032
16S E 658268 N 3866397
Quick Description: This monument to the 8th South Carolina Infantry Regiment is located on Snodgrass Hill, near Vittetoe Road.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/3/2015 11:07:56 AM
Waymark Code: WMNF3A
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument to the 8th South Carolina Infantry Regiment, commanded by Col. John W. Hanagan is in recognition of their service during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. There is only one monuments to the 8th South Carolina Infantry Regiment on the battlefield.


8th Regiment South Carolina Infantry
Col. John W. Hanagan.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1352(see note)
  LCS ID: 003155

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

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

Short Physical Description

A simple, rectangular, rock-faced block set on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the top that carries an inscription. Marks the regiment's position during the battle.

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
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Designer Occupation

My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - 8th South Carolina Infantry Marker

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: 1/1/1901

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of South Carolina

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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