Pegram’s Division Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863. 7 A. M.

Battle of Chickamauga

Pegram’s Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 10:17:25
1. Pegram’s Division Plaque
Pegram’s Division Forrest’s Cavalry Corps.
Brig. Gen. John Pegram.
Sept. 19, 1863. 7 A. M.

Davidson’s Brigade Brig. Gen. H. B. Davidson.
Scott’s Brigade Col. John S. Scott.

On the afternoon of the 18th Forrest had with him a detachment of Morgan’s command of Scott’s Brigade under R. M. Martin, and his escort, and was joined it Reed’s Bridge by Pegam with Davidson’s Brigade, and assisted in forcing a crossing for Bushrod R. Johnson’s column. Forrest with this part of his command, bivouacked near Alexander’s Bridge. Scotts Brigade was sent on the 18th to operate in the vicinity of Ringgold (Red House) Bridge against the advanced forces of Gordon Granger’s Corps from Rossville. At daylight of the 19th Forrest started to reconnoiter in the vicinity of Reed’s Bridge to protect Bragg’s right flank. At 7.30 Davison’s Brigade of this division became hotly engaged with Croxton’s Brigade of Brannan’s Division near and West of Jay’s Mill. Wilson’s Infantry Brigade of Walker’s Corps was hastily brought over by Forrest from near Alexander’s house at 9 A.M., and an hour later Ector’s Brigade of the same Corps was hastened into the fight. The battle raged fiercely at all points of the line until 1 P.M., at which hour both Calvary and Infantry Brigades had been forced back to positions near Jay’s Mill.

Pegram’s Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/06 10:17:20
2. Pegram’s Division Plaque

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Division
Military Arm: Cavalry

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.7614  W 85° 13.7653. Map it

Parking is available on Jay's Mill Road near  N 34° 55.7412   W 85° 13.778

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1109.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.


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