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84th Indiana Volunteer Regiment monument collection

 Collection — Folder: S2611
Identifier: S2611

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of photocopies of letters and other documents relating to 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.”

Item Listing:

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


  • 1910-1911


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Legal title, copyright, and literary rights reside with Rare Books and Manuscripts, Indiana State Library, Indianapolis, IN. All requests to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted to Rare Books and Manuscripts.

Historical Note

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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (1 folder)


This collection is arranged chronologically.

Custodial History

This collection was received by Rare Books and Manuscripts as a donation from Wilfred J. Ulrich on 1976/07/13.


No further additions are expected.

Processing Information

Collection processing completed in 2012/12 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield. EAD finding aid created in 2012/12 by Nikki Stoddard Schofield.
84th Indiana Volunteer Regiment monument collection
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Repository Details

Part of the Rare Books and Manuscripts Repository

140 North Senate Avenue
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204 U.S.A.