Monument

78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 16:00:18
1. 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Front of the monument. 

Inscription:
The
Commonwealth
of
Pennsylvania.

to
her 78th Infantry Regiment
Lieut. Col. Archibald Kelly, Commanding.

Chickamauga Chattanooga
Sept. 18th 19th and 20th, 1863 Nov. 23rd 24th and 25th, 1863
Sirwells Brigade Starkweathers Brigade
Negley’s Division Johnson’s Division
Thomas’s Corps Palmer’s Corps
Army of the Cumberland

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
78th
Pennsylvania.


Night of the 18th and Forenoon of the 19th Sept., 1863, held fords of the Chickamauga protecting McCook’s Corps. Marched from McLemores Cove to the battle field.

Afternoon of the 19th followed McCook passing him in action south of Widow Glenn’s house.

Formed on the crest of the hill north of Widow Glenn house. Charged on echelon across Dyer field against the enemy, then holding these (Brothernton) woods. Drove him beyond this position, and held it under fire until 9:30 A.M. of 20th. Then ordered to Snodgrass Hills and formed across Hill East of Snodgrass house. Defending for two hours a battery firing over the Regiment from Snodgrass house.

Then by orders from Brigade and Division commanders marched over hills to McFarland gap and formed across Dry Valley road halted and reformed disorganized troops retreating from the broken right wing until after dark.

Was in the movements of 21st on Missionary Ridge and at night fell back with the Army to the new lines for the defense of Chattanooga.

With the Army of the Cumberland and in the subsequent engagement about Chattanooga.


78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 16:00:21
2. 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Close up of the front of the monument. 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.678  W 85° 15.829. Map it

Parking is available on Paved / gravel area on both sides of the road at the cross walk. near  N 34° 54.540  W 85° 15.6848 .


To reach this monument:
This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. Marker can be reached from LaFayette Road one mile south of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is on the west side of LaFayette Road along a hiking path that connects LaFayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road. The path crosses LaFayette Road between the Glenn Field and the Brotherton Field. The path branches several times, this marker is along a path (take the second right when the trail splits) north of the main path.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

21st Illinois Infantry Marker (MT-670) (a few steps from this marker) ; Col. Daniel H. Gilmer Tablet (MT-468) (about 432 feet away) ; 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-685) (about 441 feet away) ; 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1013) (about 524 feet away) ; Sirwell's Brigade Table (MT-628) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1171) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Davis’ Division Tablet (MT-504) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-681) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Carlin's Brigade Tablet (MT-562) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Negley's Division Tablet (MT-510) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Anderson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1124) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 21th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-976.) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 37th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-802) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Tablet (MT-750) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-755) (approx. 0.2 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1048.



Comments about this monument:
This monument was built, in 1894, of Granite and stands on a limestone base. According to the National Park Service, the marker is “7'4" x 5'6" x 12' high, monument has 2-step rock-faced base and simple slab-like shaft which is polished on its front and carries an inscription. Acorn is carved into upper step of base. Top is peaked.”


78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 16:00:49
3. 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
View of the back of the monument. 
78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 16:00:51
4. 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
Close up of the back of the monument. 
78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 16:00:34
5. 78th Pennsylvania Infantry Monument
View of the front and one side of the monument. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 12, 2018. This page has been viewed 26 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 12, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 09/12/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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