8th Kansas Infantry Historical

8th Kansas Infantry Historical (HM1XH2)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 54.275', W 85° 15.677'

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Heg's Brigade

—Davis’ Division —

Text on the Front Side of the Monument:

8th Kansas Infantry.
3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 20th Corps.


Text on the Back Side of the Monument:

The 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry.
Colonel John A. Martin Commanding
Heg's Brigade, Davis Division, McCook's Corps.

On September 19th, went into action east of this point and was in the hottest part of the battle from 12:30 until 6:00 p.m. Colonel Heg was killed, Colonel Martin assumed command of the Brigade, and Lieutenant Colonel J.L. Abernathy commanded the Regiment. The fighting during this day was severe the ground where this monument stands was repeatedly occupied by the opposing forces. At the close of the day the Regiment bivouacked west the Viniard House. During the night the Division moved to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs Road and north of Widow Glenn's. September 20th, at 12:00 o'clock the Brigade went into action on the Brotherton Farm, but was soon forced to retire to McFarland's Gap. The Division rejoined General Thomas at 6:00 p.m. Total number engaged 406. Loss: 2 commissioned officers killed, 9 commissioned officers wounded, 28 enlisted men killed, 156 enlisted men wounded, 25 enlisted men missing. Total loss 220 - 54.19 per cent.
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HM NumberHM1XH2
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Placed By 1910 by State of Kansas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, March 25th, 2017 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658853 N 3863841
Decimal Degrees34.90458333, -85.26128333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.275', W 85° 15.677'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 16.5" N, 85° 15' 40.62" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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