37th Indiana Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 54.855 W 085° 15.775
16S E 658685 N 3864910
Quick Description: The 37th Indiana Regiment Monument is located at the edge of tree line on the west side of the Brotherton's Field, Lafayette Road, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2011 12:54:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMBVGD
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 2

Long Description:
This monument to the 37th Indiana Regiment, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863.

A flared commemorative marker with a relief scene of a uniformed Civil War soldier holding his rifle, with trees in the left background and a tree stump in front of him. The soldier stands aimed to the right, holding the rifle with both hands at waist level. He wears a cap and his shirt is open at the collar. The marker has a pyramidal cap with acorns on each corner, and a circular State of Indiana seal on the front. The marker has a short base. There is a bronze plaque on the rear of the monument describing the action of the regiment during the Battle of Chickamauga.

The carving of the soldier has been damaged; the bill of his cap is broken off, the barrel and the stock of his rifle have also been damaged.

Text on front of the monument:


Text on the rear of the monument:

Indiana Tribute
To her
Thirty-seventh Regiment Infantry
Colonel W. D. Ward, Commanding
Third Brigade (Sirwell),
Second Division (Negley),
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)

On the morning of September 19th this Regiment with its Brigade occupied a position on the right of the army below Crawfish Springs near Chickamauga Creek. At 2 P.M. the Regiment with the brigade was ordered to the center where the brigade became engaged near dark at this position. The Regiment threw up breastworks and held this position on until 10:30 the next morning.

Sunday, September 20, the Regiment was moved to the left. About noon to position near the Snodgrass House, from which point it was almost immediately ordered by General Negley towards Rossville where it bivouacked.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1897

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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