Brannan’s Division – Thomas’ Corps. Plaque

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Brannan’s Division – Thomas’ Corps. Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 10:51:03
1. Brannan’s Division – Thomas’ Corps. Plaque
Brannan’s Division – Thomas’ Corps.
Brig. Gen. John M. Connell.
Sept. 19, 1863, 7:30 A. M.

1st Brigade – Col. M. Connall.
2nd Brigade – Col. John T. Croxton.
3rd Brigade – Col. Ferdinand Van Derveer.

This division left Gower’s Ford on the upper Chickamauga and 5 P.M. of Sept. 18th, and reached the LaFayette road in the vicinity of Kelly’s soon after daylight. Brannan was ordered soon after sunrise to advance on the roads leading towards Reed’s bridge and attempt the capture of a small bridge which was reported as having crossed to the west side of the Chickamauga the night before. Croxton’s brigade was turned from the LaFayette road towards Reed’s bridge at the Kelly field, and Van Derveer’s brigade, composing the left of Brannan’s line, was turned eastward at this point; Connell’s brigade followed than DeVeer’s. Croxton came upon a strong force of the enemy about a mile east of the LaFayette Road, which proved to be a part of Pegram’s division of Forrest’s Calvary fighting dismounted. Van Derveer’s brigade, which had advanced a mile on the Ringgold road was immediately turned toward Croxton’s left. Connell’s brigade reinforced both portions of the line, and the engagement, which was it closed quarters, at once became furious on both sides, near Jay’s Mill.

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

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.4104  W 85° 15.5237. 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.

Other monuments to the Brannan's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-497.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is blue indication this is for a Federal Unit.


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