Monument

87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument

Sept. 19-20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:44:38
1. 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument
 

Inscription:
87th Regiment Indiana Infantry
3rd Brigade - Van Derveer.
3rd Division - Brannan.
14th Corps - Thomas

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Eighty-Seventh Regiment Infantry
Colonel Newell Gleason, Commanding.
Third Brigade (VanDerveer).
Third Division (Brannan).
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas).


September 19th, 1863, engaged near Reed's Bridge and tower, south of the cross-roads. Supported the 9th Ohio when it charged the enemy and recaptured Burnham's regular battery; with the brigade withstood the last attack on the Union left.

September 20th, 1863, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. was engaged in Kelly Field east of the LaFayette Road. About 11 A.M. the regiment was attacked with great fury repulsed the enemy and drove him beyond the field. At 1.30 P.M. retired to Snodgrass Hill, where this monument stands, and was engaged there until 7.30 P.M.

Went into battle with effective force of 366; Killed 7 officers, 33 enlisted men; Wounded, 4 officers, 138 enlisted men; missing 8; Total Casualties 190. Percentage of loss 51.5.


87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:44:51
2. 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6653  W 85° 16.1429. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Road near  N 34° 55.6688  W 85° 16.1432 .


To reach this monument:
This marker to the 87th Indiana Infantry is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, along a ridge called Snodgrass Hill. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area on Snodgrass Hill and the monument can be seen situated just south of the parking lot.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.



Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill


Other monuments to the 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-848.



Comments about this monument:
This monument to the 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment was built in 1897. It is a 8' x 5' x 16' high, the Indiana oolitic limestone monument features a rock-faced tapered shaft and base. Shaft has an inscribed, smooth-faced panel and state seal surrounded by carved oak leaves. Smooth-faced cap is machicolated and crenelated.


87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (front), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:44:43
3. 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (front)
 
87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:45:09
4. 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (rear)
 
87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (front), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:44:43
5. 87th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (front)
 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 24, 2018. This page has been viewed 50 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 24, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 07/24/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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