8th Indiana Battery Historical

8th Indiana Battery Historical (HM1XEA)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 54.196', W 85° 15.653'

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1st Brigade - Buell

—1st Division - Wood —

Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

8th Indiana Battery
1st Brigade - Buell
1st Division - Wood
21st Corps - Crittenden

Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Eighth Battery.
Captain George Estep, Commanding.
First Brigade (Buell).
First Division (Wood).
Twenty-First Corps (Crittenden).

Friday, September 18th, 1863, this Battery was in action with its Brigade near Lee and Gordon's Mill. Afternoon of September 19th, was moved to this position and went into action and became heavily engaged. Here five horses of one gun were killed, and the supports falling back, the Battery retired and the gun was lost. The line was retaken and the Battery again occupied this position. Here in another overwhelming charge, three guns were lost, but were retaken by a counter charge.
Sunday, September 20th, went into position on the western edge of the Dyer Field, north of the Dyer House. Was engaged until the horses were all killed and the Battery captured.
Year Placed1897
Placed ByState of Indiana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, March 22nd, 2017 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658892 N 3863695
Decimal Degrees34.90326667, -85.26088333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.196', W 85° 15.653'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 11.76" N, 85° 15' 39.18" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Viniard Rd, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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