Gracie’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Gracie’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 10:25:51
1. Gracie’s Brigade Tablet
No. 81
Gracie’s Brigade
Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Jr.
Sept. 20, 1863, 4.30 P. M., 2d Position

43d Alabama – Col. Young M. Moody.
1st Alabama Battalion - Lieut. Col. John H. Holt, Capt. George W. Huguley.
2d Alabama Battalion – Lieut. Col. Bolling Hall, Jr. Capt W.D. Walden.
3d Alabama Battalion – Lieut. Col. John W. A. Sanford.
4th Alabama Battalion – Maj. John D. McLennan.
63d Tennessee – Lieut. Col. Abraham Fulkerson. Maj. John A. Aiken.

This Brigade, with its Division was moved from the vicinity of the Brotherton house about 4 o’clock, in passed to the front of Kersaw’s line on this ground. It at once assaulted Stanley’s and Brannan’s lines, and carried the high spur in front of this position. Holding it about an hour. Shortly after sunset, by rallying all available men, the point was recaptured by Stanley’s Brigade.

Strength in action Sept. 20, 2003 officers and men. Casualties: killed 90; wounded 608; missing 27; total 725. Percentage of loss in one hour and a half 36.2.

Gracie’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 10:25:24
2. Gracie’s Brigade Tablet

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: Combined Arms

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
(UL) No. 81 (UR) C.

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6456  W 85° 16.0337. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Road near  N 34° 55.6568   W 85° 16.0292

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Slope, East Slope of Snodgrass Hill

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1156.

Comments about this monument:
This is a red plaque indicating the location of a Confederate Unit.


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