87th Indiana Infantry

87th Indiana Infantry (HMQ9X)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.665', W 85° 16.143'

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3rd Brigade -Van Derveer. — 3rd Division - Brannan.

— 14th Corps - Thomas. —

[Front Side of Marker]:

87th Regiment Indiana Infantry
3rd Brigade - Van Derveer.
3rd Division - Brannan.
14th Corps - Thomas

[Reverse Side of Marker]:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Eighty-Seventh Regiment Infantry
Colonel Newell Gleason, Commanding.
Third Brigade (VanDerveer).
Third Division (Brannan).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

September 19th, 1863, engaged near Reed's Bridge and tower, south of the cross-roads. Supported the 9th Ohio when it charged the enemy and recaptured Burnham's regular battery; with the brigade withstood the last attack on the Union left.
September 20th, 1863, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. was engaged in Kelly Field east of the LaFayette Road. About 11 A.M. the regiment was attacked with great fury repulsed the enemy and drove him beyond the field. At 1.30 P.M. retired to Snodgrass Hill, where this monument stands, and was engaged there until 7.30 P.M.
Went into battle with effective force of 366; Killed 7 officers, 33 enlisted men; Wounded, 4 officers, 138 enlisted men; missing 8; Total Casualties 190. Percentage of loss 51.5.
HM NumberHMQ9X
Placed ByState of Indiana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, October 11th, 2014 at 5:53pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658099 N 3866398
Decimal Degrees34.92775000, -85.26905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.665', W 85° 16.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 39.90" N, 85° 16' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 124 Vittetoe Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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