Monument

Liddell’s Division - Walker’s Corps. Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Liddell’s Division - Walker’s Corps. Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 10:54:40
1. Liddell’s Division - Walker’s Corps. Plaque
 
Inscription:
Liddell’s Division Walker’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. St. John R. Liddell.
Sept. 20, 1863, 5:30 P. M.
Lidddll’s Brigade – Col Daniel C. Govan.
Walthall’s Brigade – Brig. Gen. Edward C. Walthall.


Shortly after sunset the Division moved forward to this position from the line it occupied after its repulsed at noon. Upon entering the field west of the road it was at first subjected to a front and enfilading fire and soon after when it had advanced from 120 to 130 yards west of the road with its skirmishers 300 yards in front, the line of Turchin’s Brigade of Reynolds Division swept out of the woods to the south and charged along the front of Liddell’s Division capturing a part of its skirmishers and a field officer and forcing the line to withdraw a considerable distance east of the road. After Reynolds troops had passed Liddell’s Division returned and bivouacked north of this position. Turchin’s column was the advanced of the Union withdrawal. Total force in action during the battle 3175 killed 162 wounded 963 missing 277 total 1402. Percentage of loss 44.18.





Classification
Allegiance: Confederate
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° 56.4372  W 85° 15.4823. 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 visitor’s center. Take care when crossing Lafayette Road.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Open filed next to Lafayette Road.


Other monuments to the Liddell's Division on the battlefield




NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1106.



Comments about this monument:
This plaque is red indication this is for a Confederate Unit.



Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on March 02, 2017. This page has been viewed 18 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on March 02, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on March 02, 2017. Photos: 1 was submitted on 03/02/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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