82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This monument to the 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment is located on Snodgrass Hill, near Vittetoe Road. It describes their actions on Sept 19-20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/26/2015 10:54:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMNRNV
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument to a 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment is in recognition of their service during the during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The regiment was commanded by Colonel Morton C. Hunter. This is one of three monuments to the 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment on the battlefield.

Text on the front of the monument:

First Brigade, Third Division.
14th Corps – Thomas.
82nd Regt Indiana Infantry.

Text on the rear of the monument:

Indiana’s Tribute
To her
Eighty-second Regiment Infantry
Colonel Morton C. Hunter, Commanding
First Brigade (Connell).
Third Division (Brannan).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

This Regiment, Colonel Morton C Hunter, commanding, reached the front September 19, at 11 A.M., and supported Church’s battery which had been sent up to VanDerveer’s line. It night it was moved to the extreme right of the corps.

On the morning of September 20, it occupied the right of the second line of the brigade, east of the Dyer house and North West of the Brotherton house.

When the front line was driven from the works by Longstreet’s fierce attack, just before noon, Colonel Hunter ordered the 82nd, to charge, which it did in gallant style, recapturing and holding the works, but being Immediately outflanked and almost surrounded, it fell back fighting until it reached the site of this monument at a little after 12 M.

The 82nd was the first Regiment of Brannan’s division that formed a line of battle on Snodgrass Hill, which line was firmly held against all assaults until night put an end to the battle.

Killed 20; wounded 68; missing 23.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-839(see note)
  LCS ID: 008776

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 & federal government to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

9' x 6' x 16' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument features a two-step base with inscription on top step. Shaft takes form of blind arch with rock-faced voussoirs surrounding smooth-faced interior. Acorn is carved into keystone.

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My Sources
1. NRHP Narrative
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
4. Civil War Battlefield Monuments - 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument

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

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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