Gregg’s Brigade Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Gregg’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 14:00:15
1. Gregg’s Brigade Plaque

Gregg’s Brigade
Johnson’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps.
September 20, 1863.

3d Tennessee, Col. Calvin H. Walker.
10th Tennessee, Col. William Grace.
30th Tennessee, Lieut. Col. James J. Turner.
Capt. Charles S. Douglas.
41st Tennessee, Lieut. Col. James D. Tillman.
Capt. John C. Osburn.
50th Tenn. and 1st Tenn. Maj C. W. Robertson. 50th Tenn.
  Battalion, Consolidated, Col. Calvin H. Walker. 3d Tenn.
7th Texas, Maj. K. M. Vanzandt.
Bledsoe’s (Missouri) Battery, Lieut. R. L. Wood.


Inscription on the second tablet:

Just before 2 P.M. the brigade advanced from this position under cover of artillery fire towards the central ridge distant about 400 yards. It reached this latter position passed the right of Brannan’s and encountered the head of Steedman’s division on the northern slope of the ridge. After a severe engagement with Steedman’s division this brigade with Johnson’s on its left fell back to its guns. Anderson’s brigade on its right was also repulsed. Manigault’s and Deas having prolonged Johnson’s line to the left the whole again advanced and was again pushed back to its guns. Near sunset the brigade with Johnson’s and the right of Manigault’s advanced again and followed Steedman’s troops which had been withdrawn to the bottom of the ravine back of the central crest where they had fought. The line then withdrew to the crest and bivouacked. Strength in action September 19, 1352.
Casualties killed 109, wounded 474 captured or missing 18 total 601
Percentage of loss 44.45.

Gregg’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 14:00:24
2. Gregg’s Brigade Plaque

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.450  W 85° 16.4453. Map it

Parking is available on Parking is available on Snodgrass Field Road off of Vittetoe Road near  N 35° 1.1154  W 85° 16.1458 .

To reach this monument:
From the parking area on Snodgrass Hill, head west pass the monuments on the hilltop. A trail will continue to the west near the 87th Indiana and the 2nd Minnesota monuments. Follow this path until you reach a clearing. A path will lead to the west (straight) near the 78th Illinois and the 121st Ohio monuments. Follow this path to the monument for the 121st Ohio. Turn left (south) and follow the path to the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA). Pass the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA) until you reach another path on you left. This path will lead to the plaque for Johnson's Brigade (CSA). This plaque can also be reached from Vittatoe Road.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

John W. Bull Memorial Marker (MT-446) (about 146 feet away) ; York’s Georgia Battery, Battery E Monument (MT-1274) (about 206 feet away) ; Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1176) (about 324 feet away) ; York’s Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1273) (about 331 feet away) ; Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1175) (about 346 feet away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1102) (about 373 feet away) ; McNair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1196) (about 374 feet away) ; Dent’s Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1241) (about 409 feet away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1195) (about 520 feet away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1174) (about 527 feet away) ; George W. Landrum Memorial Monument (MT-423) (about 538 feet away) ; Manigault’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1202) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Trigg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1221) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Trigg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1222) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Manigault's Brigade Tablet (MT-1201) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded Path

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1161.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is red indicating it is a Confederate Unit. There are two plaques/s both having the letter B on them.

Gregg’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 14:00:29
3. Gregg’s Brigade Plaque

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: None Selected


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