Beatty's Brigade Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Beatty's Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 10:51:03
1. Beatty's Brigade Plaque

No. 1.A.
Beatty's Brigade.
Negley's Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Sept. 20, 9:30 A.M. 1863,

104th Illinois, - Lieut. Col. Douglas Hapeman.
42d Indiana, - Lieut. Col. Wm. T.B. McIntyre.
88th Indiana, - Col. George Humphrey.
15th Kentucky, - Col. Marion C. Taylor.

Soon after reaching this position, the 88th Indiana on the left of the road and the 42d on the right of it were struck by Adam’s brigade of Breckinridge’s division, advancing over the low Ridge to the north east, while the 104th Illinois and the 15th Kentucky to the right and rear attack in front and on both flanks by Stovall’s brigade and a portion of Helm’s brigade. The battery concentrated on the west of the road in the edge of the woods and opened fire. The left of the brigade was forced off the field to the west. The right was rallied by Gen. Beatty in the woods south of the battery, and upon the arrival of Stanley’s brigade was formed by him in its rear and directed to conform to its movements. While Gen. Beatty was himself advancing with Stanley’s line. An officer of Gen. Negley’s staff ordered Gen. Beatty’s regiments off the field towards Rossville. Two guns of the battery were captured the rest retired to the vicinity of the Snodgrass house, and work it once ordered to Rossville by Gen. Negley. Gen. Beatty accompanied Stanley’s brigade to Snodgrass Hill and assisted in the defense at the front until the close of battle. Strength in action 1324: killed 17; wounded 189; missing104: total 310. Percentage of loss 23.48.

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° 56.4695  W 85° 15.5043. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road at  N 34° 56.4026   W 85° 15.5878

To reach this monument:
Parking is available at the visitors center. Take care when crossing Lafayette Road.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Farm field, near the McDonald's house.

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-547.

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


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