Iowa State Monument - Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park
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Quick Description: The Iowa State Monument is located on Chickamauga Ave, Rossville, GA. This is part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is dedicated to the men of Iowa.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/2/2015 1:38:45 PM
Waymark Code: WMP52K
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to the men of Iowa in recognition of their service during the Battle of Missionary Ridge, fought November 25, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Nov., 1863 at 3:00 pm. This Battle was part of the Chattanooga Campaign and is preserved and maintained as part of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park.

Text on the front reads:
May this shaft register alike
the sacrifice of our fallen brothers
and our purpose
to perpetuate their memory
by citizenship worthy
of the heritage they left us,
a re-united and glorious union.

[Left Side, Top]
In the final contest for Missionary
Ridge, four Iowa Regiments were engaged
on the Confederate right flank, six
others with battery on the Confederate
left and rear. The movement from
Rossville brought the latter past this
position, ending later in the assault
upon the ridge, and two days afterwards
in the battle of Ringgold, GA.

[Left Side, Bottom]
The state of Iowa is proud of your
achievements and renders you her
homage and gratitude and with exultant
heart claims you as her sons.

[Right Side, Top]
Officers Men Officers Men Officers Men
4th Infantry1 9 1 36 2 49
5th Infantry 2 2 20 8 74 106
6th Infantry 17 4 53 65
9th Infantry 3 12 15
10th Infantry2 10 6 36 1 7 62
17th Infantry 12 3 29 113 58
25 Infantry 7 22 29
26th Infantry 3 4 9 16
30 Infantry 4 1 22 27
31 Infantry 2 1 16 19
1st Battery
4 5229 255 1096 446

[Right Side, Bottom]

Iowa erects this monument in memory
of all her soldiers who took part
in the Battles of Lookout Mountain
Missionary Ridge and Ringgold.

Text around the base of the monument, from front, going clockwise around base of monument>

4th Infantry
Lieut. Col.
George Burton

1st Battery Lieut.
James M. Williams

31st Infantry
Lieut. Col. Jeremiah W. Jenkins

30th Infantry
Lieut. Col.
Aurelius Roberts

26th Infantry
Col. Milo Smith

25th Infantry
Col. George A. Stone

17th Infantry
Col. Clark R. Wever

10th Infantry
Lieut. Col.

8th Infantry
Col. David Carskaddon

6th Infantry
Lieut. Col. A.J.Miller

5th Infantry
Col. Jabez Banbury

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: 193AB.
  LCS ID: 008666

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 national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. National Military Park.

Short Physical Description

72' high & 20' square at base, monument has pedestal incorporating outline map of Iowa with three granite statues at corners & a shaft in form of a square column that supports statue of a Union color-bearer. Moved 30' for road re-location.

Structural Component(s)


Construction Period:
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer Occupation
Van Amringe Co., Boston, MA

My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Missionary Ridge
3. The Civil War Home - The Chattanooga Campaign Union Order of Battle
4. CWBFM - Iowa State Monument
Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

Chickamauga Ave (US 27) and W Crest Rd Rossville, GA 30741 Parking is available on the south side of Chickamauga Ave near the large Iowa Monument.

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

Optional link to narrative or database: [Web Link]

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