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Re: [TalkAntietam] Indiana units

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  • rotbaron@aol.com
    In a message dated 05/04/2001 7:36:27 AM EST, photoray@purdue.edu writes:
    Message 1 of 1 , May 4 8:08 AM
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      In a message dated 05/04/2001 7:36:27 AM EST, photoray@... writes:
      << 1. Were there any Indiana troops at Antietam and if so which? What roles
      did they play? >>

      On NPS Antietam web site, there are photos of the Indiana monuments.
      URL is http://www.nps.gov/anti/monuments/Union_mon.htm

      The text on the Indiana unit monuments is as follows.

      7TH INDIANA INFANTRY
      2nd Brigade 1st Division 1st Army Corps
      Major Ira G. Groover, Commanding
      occupied this position at 4 P.M., September 17, 1862.

      19th INDIANA INFANTRY
      4th BRIGADE, 1st DIVISION, 1st ARMY CORPS
      Lieut. Col. Alois O. Bachman, Commanding
      Until he fell mortally wounded 150 yards due East, occupied this ground
      at 2 p.m. September 17, 1862.
      Loss, 13 killed, 58 wounded.

      3RD INDIANA CAVALRY
      Companies A.B.C. D. E. & F.
      2d Brigade, Cavalry Division
      Lieut. Col. Jacob Buchanan, Commanding
      Supported Tidball's Battery
      at this point from 12 M. until 5 p.m., September 17, 1862.

      14th INDIANA INFANTRY
      1st BRIGADE, 3rd DIVISION, 2nd ARMY CORPS
      Col. William Harrow, Commanding
      fought 70 yards east of this position and parallel with this road, from 9
      a.m.
      to 12:15 p.m., Sept. 17, 1862.
      Officers and men engaged - 320
      Officers killed - 2 Men killed - 28
      Officers wounded - 9 Men wounded - 141

      27th INDIANA INFANTRY
      3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 12th Army Corps
      Col. Silas Colgrove, Commanding
      Was engaged with the enemy 400 yards north of this marker.
      Sept. 17, 1862
      Number engaged - 440
      Killed & wounded - 209

      Hope this helps!

      Tom Shay
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