Helm's Brigade Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Helm's Brigade Plaques, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:37:02
1. Helm's Brigade Plaques

Helm's Brigade.
Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
September 20, 1863, 10 a.m.

41st Alabama, - Colonel Martin L. Stansel.
2nd Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hewitt.
2nd Kentucky, - Major James W. Moss.
4th Kentucky, - Major Thomas W. Thompson.
6th Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel Martin H. Cofer.
9th Kentucky, - Colonel John W. Caldwell.
9th Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel John C. Wickliffe.
Cobb's (Kentucky) Battery, - Captain Robert Cobb.


Inscription on the second tablet:

In the advance of Breckinridge's division from east of the Kelly field the 6th Kentucky on the right of the brigade the 4th Kentucky next in line with it and six companies of the 41st Alabama cleared the Union log works on the east line of the Kelly field and reached this line. In the advance they struck the 15th Kentucky and 104th Illinois of John Beatty's brigade in front and flank pressed them back and at this point captured two guns of Bridge's battery attached to that brigade. This portion of Helm's brigade under the command of Colonel J. H. Lewis of the 6th Kentucky was then withdrawn and reformed with the left of the brigade near the position from which it originally advanced.

Strength in action September 20, 1404 officers and men.

Casualties killed 63 wounded 408.

Helm's Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:37:09
2. Helm's Brigade Plaque

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
(center) H

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.1663  W 85° 15.5665. Map it

Parking is available on Alexander Bridge Road near  N 34° 56.1497  W 85° 15.5818 .
Parking is available on the west side of the Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Kentucky State Monument (MT-860A) (Is only 46 feet away) ; Reynold's Division Tablet (MT-524) (Is only 48 feet away) ; Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (MT-657) (Is only 62 feet away) ; To Union Left Sign (MT-860A) (about 109 feet away) ; Bridges' Illinois Battery Tablet (MT-656) (about 280 feet away) ; J. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-546) (about 384 feet away) ; 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-808) (about 412 feet away) ; Negley's Division (USA) (MT-512) (about 422 feet away) ; 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-852) (about 465 feet away) ; Stovall’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1215) (about 470 feet away) ; Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque (MT-1329) (about 565 feet away) ; 104th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-720) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Florida State Monument (MT-1253) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) (MT-1190) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-993) (approx. 0.1 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Helm's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1164.

Comments about this monument:
These two plaques are red indicating that it describes the actions of a Confederate Unit.

Helm's Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:37:15
3. Helm's Brigade Plaque
Helm's Brigade Plaques, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:36:16
4. Helm's Brigade Plaques
Looing NE from across Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road. The monument to Bridge's Illinois Battery (USA) is visible between the two cannons. 

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


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