Civil War – 84th Ind. Vol. Reg. Monuments
Manuscripts & Rare Books Division
Indiana State Library
Finding Aid by: Nikki Stoddard Schofield, December 2012
The 84th Indiana Volunteer Regiment was organized in September 1862 at Richmond, Indiana, with Colonel Nelson Trusler as commander. They were sent to Covington, Kentucky, to defend the state against the Confederate invasion led by General Kirby Smith. They left Indiana with 944 officers and men.
The 84th was mustered out of service on June 14, 1865, at Nashville, Tennessee, and arrived in Indianapolis on the 17th. They were honored by a public reception on the Statehouse lawn on June 26th. The 84th had 327 men and 22 officers at the end of the war.
Guide to Indiana Civil War Manuscripts by Ann Turner, Indiana Civil War Centennial Commission, 1965,
The letters and documents have to do with the transfer of the monument of the 84th Indiana located 1 ½ mile east of McAfee Church, in Catoosa County, Georgia, to the spot at the Chickamauga Park, which the Regiment occupied on September 19, 1863. Attached to the April 22, 1910 letter from the Engineer of the Park is a copy of the War Department rules about monuments in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Park. That one-page printed sheet is dated December 14, 1895, from Chairman J. S. Fullerton. The engineer wrote, “As the marker is outside the jurisdiction of the Chickamauga Park Commission it is rather doubtful whether or not they could accept it after it is erected unless all the formalities had been with.”
The Indianapolis News clipping is from the Saturday, January 21, 1911. The headline states, “Gen. Granger’s Clash with Sandy Brigade.” The subhead is, “Battle of Chickamauga Puts an End to Tense Situation.” The 3rd heading reads, “Comrades Get Snow’s Grave.” There is a picture identified as “Cabin on Chickamauga Field.”
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1910 Copies of 16 letters
Jan. 21, 1911 Indianapolis News clipping headlined “Gen. Granger’s Clash with Sandy Brigade”
1911 Copies of 4 letters
n.d. Copies of 3 documents
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1910-1911
Provenance: Wilfred J. Ulrich, July 13, 1976
Access: The Collection is Open for Research Use
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Language: Materials are entirely in English