87th Indiana Infantry Regiment marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 56.324 W 085° 14.577
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Quick Description: Monument to the 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment on Sept 19 at 8 A.M. The marker is located on Reed's Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2014 4:49:51 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0BX
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 2

Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of three monuments to the 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment on the battlefield. It marks their location on Sept. 19, 1863 at 8 A.M.

To reach this monument:
From the parking area on Reed’s Bridge Road, follow the path south west. At the marker to the 82nd Indiana, a path will lead off an easterly direction. The markers for the 35th Ohio and the 87th Indiana are on this path.

Text on the front of the monument :
Eighty-Seventh Regiment Infantry.
Third Brigade. (Van Derveer)
Third Division (Brannan)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1863, 8 A.M.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-850
  LCS ID: 008825

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans 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 northeast of Reed's Bridge Tower site.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. Wikipedia - 87th Indiana Infantry
4. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
5. CWBFM - 87th Indiana Infantry Marker

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: 1/1/1898

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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

Related Website: Not listed

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