Near Fort Oglethorpe in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
87th Indiana Infantry
3rd Brigade -Van Derveer. — 3rd Division - Brannan.
—14th Corps - Thomas. —
3rd Brigade - Van Derveer.
3rd Division - Brannan.
14th Corps - Thomas
[Reverse Side of Marker]:
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.
Erected by State of Indiana.
Location. 34° 55.665′ Click for map. This historical marker 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 marker can be seen situated just south of the parking lot. 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. Brannan's Division (here, next to this marker); 74th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); 2nd Minnesota (within shouting distance of this marker); Defense of Snodgrass Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); 4th Kentucky Infantry (USA) (within shouting distance of this marker); Croxton's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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