Connell’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Connell’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 10:41:55
1. Connell’s Brigade Tablet
Connell’s Brigade
Brannan’s Division, Thomas’ Corps.
Col. Morton C. Hunter
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon

82nd Indiana, Col. Morton C. Hunter.
17th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Durbin Ward.
31st Ohio, Col. Moses B. Walker

Upon Longstreet’s central column piercing the union line at Brotherton’s, Hood’s division inclined to the right, striking Connell’s brigade in front and on the right flank and forcing it to the rear in disorder. The greater part of it retired towards Rossville. Portions of the 82nd Indiana, the 17th and 31st Ohio, in all about 160 men, with fragments of other regiments rallied on this line and fought here until the close of the battle under Col. Morton C Hunter, Col. Moses B Walker, 31st Ohio and Lieut. Col. Durbin Ward, 17th Ohio, the last two being severely wounded.

Connell’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 10:41:49
2. Connell’s Brigade Tablet

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

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6492  W 85° 16.1177. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Road near  N 34° 55.6517   W 85° 16.1244

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-565.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is blue indicating a Federal unit.


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