78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment

78th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (HM2BD5)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 54.678', W 85° 15.829'

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Sirwells Brigade

—Negley's Division —

Text on the front of the monument

The
Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

to her 78th Infantry Regiment
Lieut. Col. Archibald Kelly, Commanding.

Chickamauga — Chattanooga
Sept. 18th 19th and 20th, 1863 - Nov. 23rd 24th and 25th, 1863
Sirwells Brigade — Starkweathers Brigade
Negley's Division — Johnson's Division
Thomas's Corps — Palmer's Corps
Army of the Cumberland


Text on the back of the monument.

78th
Pennsylvania.


Night of the 18th and Forenoon of the 19th Sept., 1863, held fords of the Chickamauga protecting McCook's Corps. Marched from McLemores Cove to the battle field.

Afternoon of the 19th followed McCook passing him in action south of Widow Glenn's house.

Formed on the crest of the hill north of Widow Glenn house. Charged on echelon across Dyer field against the enemy, then holding these (Brothernton) woods. Drove him beyond this position, and held it under fire until 9:30 A.M. of 20th. Then ordered to Snodgrass Hills and formed across Hill East of Snodgrass house. Defending for two hours a battery firing over the Regiment from Snodgrass house.

Then by orders from Brigade and Division commanders marched



over hills to McFarland gap and formed across Dry Valley road halted and reformed disorganized troops retreating from the broken right wing until after dark.

Was in the movements of 21st on Missionary Ridge and at night fell back with the Army to the new lines for the defense of Chattanooga.

With the Army of the Cumberland and in the subsequent engagement about Chattanooga.
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HM NumberHM2BD5
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Year Placed1894
Placed ByState of Pennsylvania
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Date Added Saturday, September 15th, 2018 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658608 N 3864582
Decimal Degrees34.91130000, -85.26381667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.678', W 85° 15.829'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 40.68" N, 85° 15' 49.74" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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