Monument

68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:22:15
1. 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument
 

Inscription:
68th Regiment Indiana Infantry.
2nd Brigade - King, 4th Division - Reynolds.
14th Corps - Thomas.


Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Sixty-Eighth Regiment Infantry.
Captain Harvey J. Espy, Commanding.
Second Brigade (King).
Fourth Division (Reynolds.)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).

Near noon September 19th, this regiment was severely engaged 200 yards east of Lafayette Road, southeast of Brotherton's House.

Sunday, September 20th, the regiment was engaged at 10 a.m. on the line where this monument stands, repulsing a prolonged attack. After the withdrawal of the brigade it was ordered soon after sundown to Snodgrass Hill where it remained until the Union troops were withdrawn.

Engaged 356; killed 17; wounded 108; missing 12; total loss 137.


68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:24:01
2. 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Regiment
Military Arm: Infantry




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5479  W 85° 15.6049. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.



Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
eadge of the woods along the Lafayette Road.


Other monuments to the 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-818.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number IAS GA000641.



Comments about this monument:
This monument was built in 1897, the contractor was O'Connell and Trishe. From SIRIS: “A marker with rectangular limestone relief panel on the front depicting a uniformed Civil War soldier against a forest background. The soldier is seen turned to his right, kneeling on his proper right knee. He holds a rifle before him by the barrel, the stock touching the ground. The soldier has a moustache and wears a cap, with pouches attached to his rear waist. Above the relief is a circular, bronze State of Indiana seal. On the rear of the marker is a bronze plaque with a soldier's cap, crossed rifles, and other implements in relief. The marker has a pyramidal cap and is topped with an acorn. It is set upon a short, rectangular, rough-edged base.”


68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:22:03
3. 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument
 
68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:22:18
4. 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument
 
68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:24:18
5. 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (rear)
 
68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:24:21
6. 68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument
Close up of corner embellishments.  


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 30, 2017. This page has been viewed 84 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on May 31, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 were submitted on 05/31/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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