65th Ohio Infantry

65th Ohio Infantry (HM15W6)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.776', W 85° 16.034'

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Harker's Brigade

— Wood's Division —

[Front Side Text]:

65th. Ohio
Infantry,
Harker's
Brigade,
Woods
Division,
Crittenden's Corps

[Back Side Text]:

At about 3:00 P.M. Sept. 19th, 1863, the 65th Regiment moved with the Brigade from Lee and Gordon's Mills northward on the Lafayette Road engaging the enemy east of the road and attacking the flank and rear of those who had crossed the road north of the Viniard House. At this point the Regiment assisted in the capture of 204 prisoners.

Sept. 20th, after being hotly engaged from 12:00 M. to 1:00 P.M. about 600 yds. south of this ridge, was forced to retire to this position, which it held from 1:30 to about 7:00 P.M. when under orders, it withdrew to Rossville.

Col. Charles G. Harker, of the 65th commanded the Brigade. The Regiment was commanded successively during the action by Lt. Col. Horatio N. Whitbeck, wounded, Maj. Samuel C. Brown, killed, and Capt. Thomas Powell.

Officers and Men engaged 306. Loss, Killed 15: Wounded 71: Captured or Missing 18: Total 104.
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HM NumberHM15W6
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
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Placed ByThe State of Ohio
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Date Added Friday, October 24th, 2014 at 3:23pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658261 N 3866606
Decimal Degrees34.92960000, -85.26723333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.776', W 85° 16.034'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 46.56" N, 85° 16' 2.04" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 123 Vittetoe Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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