Kelly’s Brigade Plaque

Sept. 19-20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Kelly’s Brigade.Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:09:15
1. Kelly’s Brigade.Plaque
Kelly’s Brigade.

Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps
Col. John H. Kelly.
Sept. 19th, 1863.

65th Georgia, Col. R. H. Moore.
5th Kentucky, Col. Hiram Hawkins.
58th North Carolina, Col. John B. Palmer.
63rd Virginia, Maj. James M French.

The brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Dalton’s Ford at daylight and about 8 o’clock formed line of battle northeast of the ford about 300 yards in rear of Gracie’s brigade. Here the brigade was subjected to a brisk fire from the enemys batteries. About noon the brigade moved to the right several hundred yards and formed line in this position facing west and remained during the day and night, being occasionally shell. About 7 o’clock on the morning of the 20th the brigade was moved by the left flank and posted as a support to three batteries of Major Leyden’s Battalion of artillery (in position near the present Hall’s Ford tower ), and threw out skirmishers. About 1 P.M., leaving the 65th Georgia as a support to the batteries, the brigade moved by the right flank in rear of Gracie’s brigade to the conflict.

Kelly’s Brigade.Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:09:09
2. Kelly’s Brigade.Plaque

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

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 53.8227  W 85° 15.0774. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0833  W 85° 15.1037 .
Gravel Parking area on the south side of the road.

To reach this monument:
Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road. From the parking area on Viniard Road follow the path south. The path will fork, take the right (east) path.

Other nearby monuments on the battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps Plaque (a few steps from this marker) ; Gracie’s Brigade Plaque (Is only 47 feet away) ; Jeffress’ Virginia Battery Plaque (Is only 55 feet away) ; 65th Georgia Infantry Marker (Is only 61 feet away) ; Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Hall's House (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Plaque (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps Plaque (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Wright’s Brigade. Plaque (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Harker's Brigade Plaque (approx. 1.3 miles away) ; Twenty-First Army Corps Plaque (approx. 1.3 miles away) ; 4th Georgia Cavalry Marker (approx. 1.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:

Other monuments to the Kelly's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1177.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. The plaques were installed between 1890 and 1893 by the War Department.’

Kelly’s Brigade.Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:09:03
3. Kelly’s Brigade.Plaque
Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:07:18
4. Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga
Marker for Jeffress' Virginia Battery (CSA), 85th Georgia (CSA) , Gracie's Brigade (CSA), Preston's Division (CSA) and Kelly's Brigade (CSA). 
Chickamauga Creek, June 2011, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:58:53
5. Chickamauga Creek, June 2011


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