Monument

2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 15:47:15
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Inscription:
The Second Regiment Minnesota Veteran Volunteer Infantry.

Occupied this position Sunday September 20th, 1863, from 2:30 P.M., to 7:30 P.M., successfully maintaining it against repeated assaults by the enemy, and withdrawing only after the attempt to take it had been abandoned.
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This Regiment was engaged September 19th, on the Reed's Bridge, Road, and in the forenoon of September 20th, at Kelly's Field, in every contest, repulsing the enemy opposing it. Having 384 men engaged, its loss was 34 killed, 114 wounded, and 14 men (detailed for care of wounded) were captured; total loss 42 per cent.
"It is a notable fact that the 2nd. Minnesota had not a single man among the 'missing' or a straggler during the two days engagement."
Official report of Col. Ferd'd Van Derveer, Commanding Brigade.



Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Second Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.
Killed and Mortally Wounded in Battle of Chickamauga,
Sept. 19th, & 20th, 1863.
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Charles Fewster, 1st Serg't. Co. A
Geo. H. Fry, 1st Serg't. Co. F
Morman E. Case, Corporal, Co. A
C. S. Cutting, Corporal, Co. B
S. D. Calvert, Private, Co. B
A. H. Palmer, Private, Co. B
S. Taylor, Private, Co. B
F. J. Crabb, Private, Co. B
Cornelius Holland, Private, Co. F
Herman Raduentz, Private, Co. G
Charles Schuele, Private, Co. G
Jacob Seibert, Private, Co. G
O. M. Work, Private, Co. A
J. L. Kenny, Private, Co. B
J. B. Gere, Private, Co. C
J. McAuliff, Serg't. Co. C
Wm. Dudley, Serg't. Co. D
John Sherburne, Corporal, Co. D
Arnold Cochran, Corporal, Co. I
F. F. Sutorius, Private, Co. G
J. A. Cutting, Private, Co. K
J. A. Bigelow, Private, Co. K
Jacob Martig, Private, Co. C
C. Schilt, Private, Co. C
S. B. Neros, Private, Co. C
Alfonso Bogan, Private, Co. D
G. M. Gilchrist, Private, Co. D
P. Douthiel, Private, Co. G
P. Freyman, Private, Co. G
A. B. Rose, Private, Co. H
J. M. Foster, Serg't. Co. H
I. B. Pomeroy, Serg't. Co. K
D. B. Griffin, Corporal, Co. F
Alex Metzger, Corporal, Co. K
J.B. Hopewell, Private, Co. H
A. W. Bigelow, Private, Co. H
W. H. Weagunt, Private, Co. H
Wardwell Mathers, Private, Co. I
W. McCurdy, Private, Co. I
J. Schonmaker, Private, Co. I
F. Schneider, Private, Co. I
S. A. Mitchell, Private, Co. H
V. R. Barton, Private, Co. K
John Shouts, Private, Co. K
J. C. Smith, Private, Co. K



Other inscriptions:
Right Side of Monument:

1893
Erected by the State of Minnesota in commemoration of the gallant and patriotic services of her patriotic services of her Citizen Soldiers on the Battle Field of Chickamauga 1863.
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"The Union: It must and shall be preserved."


Left Side of Monument:

Second Regiment Minnesota Volunteer Infantry.
Colonel James George,
Lieut. Col. J. W. Bishop,
Major John B. Davis.
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Third Brigade-
Col. Ferd'd. VanDerveer, Commanding,
2nd Minnesota, Col. James George.
9th Ohio, Col. G. Kammerling.
35th Ohio, Lt. Col. H. V. Boynton.
87th Indiana, Col. N. Gleason.
Battery I, 4th U. S. Art. Lt. F. G. Smith.
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Third Division-
Brig. General J. M. Brannan, Com'd'g.

14th Army Corps-
Maj. General Geo. H. Thomas, Com'd'g.

Army of the Cumberland,
Maj. General W. S. Rosecrans, Com'd'g.
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2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
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Distant view of 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument (1st on the right), along with other regimental monuments located on southern crest of Snodgrass Hill. 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6641  W 85° 16.1626. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Road .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.



Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill


Other monuments to the 2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-901.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number IAS GA000684.



Comments about this monument:
This monument was built in 1894 and was dedicated in 1895. Lorado Taft was the sculptor, George H Mitchell was the contractor and the casting was done by the George H. Mitchel and Company. The dimensions for the monument are approx. 20 ft. x 8 ft. x 4 ft. 3 in.; Base: approx. 2 ft. x 11 ft. 4 in. x 6 ft. 8 in. The Smithsonian Art Inventory catalog describes the monument as “ A bronze grouping of three uniformed Civil War soldiers, one holding a flag and two kneeling on either side of him, is mounted on a rectangular granite. The soldier on the proper right has a backpack and holds his rifle. The soldier on the proper left has just been shot and grasps his chest as he falls backward. Bronze inscription plaques are mounted on each side of the base. Flanking each plaque are reliefs of decorative leaves and other foliage. The monument is mounted upon a rectangular, two-step base.”


2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
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2nd Minnesota Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
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