86th Indiana Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 54.930 W 085° 15.712
16S E 658778 N 3865051
Quick Description: The 86th Indiana Regiment Monument is located on the ridge line in the Brotherton's Field, Lafayette Road, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/9/2011 11:02:23 AM
Waymark Code: WMBDCG
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
A relief plaque depicting a Civil War battle scene, including soldiers and cannons, and a circular State of Indiana seal, on front of a rough marker with rounded top.

The description is from the Smithsonian Art Inventory (visit link)

Text:

Indianas Tribute to her
Eighty-Sixth Regiment Infantry
George F. Dick, Colonel
Second Brigade (Dick)
Third Division (Vancleve)
Twenty-First Corps (Crittenden).

Friday, p.m., September the team, 1863, this regiment with its brigade was ordered from Crawfish Springs to support Woods Division, then engaged near Lee and Gordon's Mill.

Saturday, September 19, with its brigade met and repulsed the severe charge of Stewart's Division East of Lafayette Road, after which it was ordered to the position where this monument stands and aided in successfully resisting the fierce assaults of the enemy from 4 until 4:30 P. M. when it was compelled to retire by reason of a heavy flank movement of the enemy on the right.

Sunday morning, September 20, in line west of Lafayette Road near Kelly Field, severely engaged for a short time with Breckenridge's troops and upon retiring took position on the next ridge beyond the Snodgrass house, about 5 PM marched to McFarland’s Gap.
Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1897

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: State of Indiana and veterans

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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