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2nd Minnesota

 
 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. 2nd Minnesota Monument
Inscription. [Front/East Side of Monument]:
Erected
By
The State Of
Minnesota
1893


[Right/North Side of Monument]:
The Second Minnesota
Regiment of Veteran Volunteer
Infantry, deployed as skirmishers,
(Covering Van DerVeer's Brigade) attacked
and captured the line of breastworks
at the foot of this ridge, about 4
o'clock p.m., Nov. 25, 1863, and soon
afterwards participated with the
Brigade in the successful assault of
the main ridge and in the subsequent
fighting thereon with the enemy coming
from the north end of the ridge.
The Regiment captured 14 prisoners,
and 2 cannon, and lost 8 men killed
and 31 wounded. Of the 7 men in the color
guard, all but one were killed or wounded.


[Back/West Side of Monument]:
Baird's Division
Maj. Genl. A. Baird, Com'd'g.
Van Derveer's Brigade.
2d Brig., 3d Div., 14th A. C.
Col. Fer'd Van Derveer, Com'd'g.
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2d Minnesota Volunteers
Lieut. Col. J. W. Bishop.
9th Ohio Volunteers
Col. G. Kammerling.
35th Ohio Volunteers
Lieut. Col. H. V. Boynton.
87th Indiana Volunteers
Col.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. 2nd Minnesota Monument
Close-up view of the front/east side of the historical monument.
Newell Gleason.
75th Indiana Volunteers
Col. M. S. Robinson.
101st Indiana Volunteers
Lieut. Col. Thomas Doan.
105th Ohio Volunteers
Lieut. Col. W. R. Tolles.


[Left/South Side of Monument]:
Killed in assault of Mission Ridge
November 25, 1863
Lieut. Samuel G. Trimble, Company D
Sergt. John Westerman, Company B
Sergt. Benjamin Talbot, Company B
Corp. Henry F. Koch, Company K
Private Rincis De Grave, Company C
Private Samuel Loudon, Company H
Private James Pelkey, Company H
Private George F. Lamphear, Company K
Private Philetus S. Barnett, Company K
Private Christian Kasmier, Company K
Companies F & G absent on detached
service - 185 men engaged.

 
Erected 1893 by the State of Minnesota. (Marker Number MT203-04.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Delong Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 2.572′ N, 85° 15.256′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Brown Wood Drive, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map
2nd Minnesota Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. 2nd Minnesota Monument
Close-up view of the text on the right/north side of the historical monument.
. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, “Monument is located on Missionary Ridge at the DeLong Reservation/1934 Map 94". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Water's Alabama Battery (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); DeLong Reservation (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 92nd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is a, “Granite monument, 36' high and 8' square at base. Pedestal has slabs of rock-faced stone, shaft alternates two rock-faced bands with each smooth-faced band, and cap is rounded. Smooth inscribed panel is set in the pedestal."
 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. 2nd Minnesota Monument
Close-up view of the text on the back/west side of the historical monument.
. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
2nd Minnesota Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
5. 2nd Minnesota Monument
Close-up view of the text on the left/south side of the historical monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
6. 2nd Minnesota Monument
View looking west of the historical monument at the western end of the DeLong Reservation, situated with the guns of Water's Battery.
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
7. 2nd Minnesota Monument
View looking east of the historical monument at the western end of the DeLong Reservation, situated with the guns of Water's Battery.
2nd Minnesota Monument image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
8. 2nd Minnesota Monument
View of the DeLong Reservation Sign in the foreground and in the distant background a view of the 2nd Minnesota historical monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 565 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on July 9, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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