Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
84th Regiment Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade-Whitaker — 1st Division-Steedman
—Reserve Corps - Granger —
[Reverse Side of Marker]
Eighty-Fourth Regiment Infantry.
Colonel Nelson Trusler, Commanding.
First Brigade (Whitaker).
First Division (Steedman).
Reserve Corps (Granger).
September 18th, this regiment was engaged on the extreme left of the army near Ringgold Bridge, and on the morning of the 19th was stationed on the hills near McAfee's Church. Skirmished with the enemy until 1 P.M., when he attacked in large force and severe fighting was kept up until 5 P.M., when the enemy drew off.
September 20th, still in position near McAfee's Church until about 12 M. when the regiment marched to the sound of the firing at Snodgrass Hill, arriving at this point about 2.30 P.M., and engaged in the charge and desperate combat which took place here. Assisting in driving back the enemy and saving the right.
Loss: Killed 23; Wounded 97; Missing 13; Total 133.
Location. 34° 55.628′ N, 85° 16.331′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached Click for map. This historical marker is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park, near the Snodgrass Hill area of the driving tour, along the part of the battlefield known as Horseshoe Ridge, more specially on Hill #3 of Horseshoe Ridge. To view this historical marker drive to the parking area for Horseshoe Ridge (just beyond the Snodgrass Hill tour stop) and proceed westward on foot, along the southern crest of the ridge for a little more than 0.2 of a mile, to the high ground on Hill #3. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 40th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Whitaker’s Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); Headquarters Reserve Corps (a few steps from this marker); 115th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Michigan Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Regiment South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Tennessee Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
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Regarding 84th Regiment Indiana Infantry. The 84th Indiana Infantry was part of the forward brigade (Whitaker's Brigade) of Steedman's Division which arrived at the Union position on Snodgrass Hill at the critical moment of the battle. When directed to provide support for the Union right flank, Steedman directed Whitaker's Brigade to rush up to crest of the ridge, arriving just in time to drive off the Confederate forces that were on the verge of flanking the beleaguered 21st OVI, situated on what had been the extreme right flank of the Union line of battle.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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