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86th Indiana Infantry

Dick's Brigade

— Van Cleve's Division —

 
 
86th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. 86th Indiana Infantry Marker
Inscription.  
Indiana.
Eighty-Sixth Regiment Infantry.
(Major Dick)
Second Brigade. (Col. Dick)
Third Division. (Van Cleve)
Twenty-First Corps. (Crittenden)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 12 M.

 
Erected 1898 by the State of Indiana. (Marker Number MT-844.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 20, 1863.
 
Location. 34° 55.792′ N, 85° 16.014′ W. Marker is in Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Vittetoe Road west of Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road when traveling west. 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 in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dick's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); 9th Indiana Infantry
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(a few steps from this marker); 44th Indiana Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hazen's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 18th Battery, Ohio Light Artillery. (within shouting distance of this marker); 41st Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument is, “This standard Indiana regimental marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks regiment's position east of the Snodgrass House.”


I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's
86th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. 86th Indiana Infantry Marker
Close-up view of the text on the historical marker.
monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
86th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. 86th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the historical marker, looking southwest, with a distant view of the Snodgrass House just in front of the tree line.
86th Indiana Infantry Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. 86th Indiana Infantry Marker
View of the historic marker, looking northeast, with a view of additional Union monuments and historical tablets in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 442 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.

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