Monument

15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:09:22
1. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument
 

Inscription:
15th Wisconsin Infantry
Lieutenant Colonel Ole C. Johnson
3rd Brigade - 1st Division
20th Corps.

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
15th Wisconsin Infantry.

This regiment, under command of Lieutenant Colonel Ole C. Johnson, became hotly engaged with the enemy at this point about 2:00 p.m. on the 19, of September, 1863, maintaining this position for some time until forced to retire to a new position in the open field to its left and rear, where it successfully resisted every effort of the enemy to dislodge it. The regiment also assisted in the recapture of a portion of a battery near this place. On the 20, its position was changed to the left about three-fourths of a mile where it again suffered severe and additional losses.

Effective force of Regiment September 19, 176.

Casualties:
Killed: Officers 4. Enlisted men 9.
Wounded: Officers 6. Enlisted men 47.
Captured or missing: Officers 2. Enlisted men 43.

Aggregate loss 111


15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:08:42
2. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.2451  W 85° 15.6668. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.2191  W 85° 54.2191 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-676) (a few steps from this marker) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (about 121 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-535) (about 122 feet away) ; Site of Log School House (MT-1444) (about 145 feet away) ; Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-602) (about 155 feet away) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Monument (MT-858) (about 189 feet away) ; 15th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1303) (about 201 feet away) ; 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-680) (about 278 feet away) ; 20th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1308) (about 285 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-592) (about 299 feet away) ; Benning's Brigade Tablet (MT-1133) (about 307 feet away) ; Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (MT-424) (about 322 feet away) ; 17th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1306) (about 356 feet away) ; 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-684) (about 358 feet away) ; Robertson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1207) (about 448 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1079.



Comments about this monument:
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument was built in 1895; the architect was B & M Granite Co., WI. “The monument is, "6' x 6' at base and 21' high, the polished dark grey granite monument consists of a column on a pedestal and two-step base. Pedestal and shaft are inscribed with lettering and designs. Atop column is large carved 5-point star."


15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:08:18
3. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument
 
15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:09:23
4. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument
 
15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:08:32
5. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument
 
15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
6. 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument
View of the 15th Wisconsin Infantry monument looking south along the LaFayette Road. 



Classification:
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 26, 2017. This page has been viewed 299 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 26, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 were submitted on 07/26/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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