86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 55.917 W 085° 15.610
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Quick Description: This marker to the 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment is located along a path in the wooded area between Lafayette Highway and Vittetoe-Chickamauga Rd., Chickamauga National Military Park.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2011 10:50:12 AM
Waymark Code: WMCW2E
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:

This marker to the 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one on five markers dedicated to the 86th Indiana Infantry and indicates their position from 11 am to 12 noon on September 20, 1863.

The text of the marker reads:

Eighty-sixth Regiment Infantry
(Major Dick)
Second Brigade (Col. Dick)
Third Division (Van Cleve)
Twenty-First Corps. (Crittenden)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 11 AM to 12 M

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-845(see note)
  LCS ID: 008762

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position west of Kelly Field.

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Begin Year AD/BC
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My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1897

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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