31st Indiana Infantry Historical

31st Indiana Infantry Historical (HM1TPO)

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

N 34° 55.667', W 85° 15.36'

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Cruft's Division

—Palmer's Division —

Text on the Front Side of the monument:

31st Regiment
Indiana Infantry
1st Brigade - Cruft.
2nd Division - Palmer.
21st Corps -Crittenden.

Text on the Back Side of the monument:

Indiana's Tribute
To Her
Thirty-First Regiment Infantry.
Colonel John T. Smith, Commanding.
First Brigade (Cruft).
Second Division (Palmer).
Twenty-First Corps (Crittenden).

This regiment became engaged in the Battle of Chickamauga, Saturday, September 19th, 1863, about 12 M. on the enemy's line at a point about three quarters of a mile east of the LaFayette Road near the Brock Field. For two hours the battle raged with great fury, resulting in the enemy being driven from his position. In the engagement the Regiment expended an average of fifty rounds of ammunition per man. Later in the afternoon the Regiment joined in a charge against the advancing enemy and repulsed him. The Regiment bivouacked near the Kelly Field.
Early Sunday morning, September 20th, this Regiment took position on the line where this monument stands; here, during the day, the enemy made several fierce assaults, but the position was held until 5 P.M., when the Regiment was ordered to retire.
Close-up view of the text on the front side of the monument.killed, 1 officer, 4 men; wounded 2 officers, 59 men; missing 17 men. Total 83.
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Placed ByState of Indiana
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659291 N 3866422
Decimal Degrees34.92778333, -85.25600000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.667', W 85° 15.36'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 40.02" N, 85° 15' 21.6" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Battleline Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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