Palmer's Division Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Palmer's Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 14:01:09
1. Palmer's Division Plaque
The monument and plaque to "Battery B, 1st Ohio Light Artillery' is visible in the background. 
Palmer's Division .......... Crittenden's Corps.
Major General John M. Palmer.
September 20, 1863, until 5:45 P.M.
1st Brigade - Brigadier General Charles Cruft.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General William B. Hazen.
3rd Brigade - Colonel William Grose.

The Division was formed on this line before daylight, with Johnson's Division on its left and Reynolds' on its right. Hazen's and Cruft's Brigades were on the front in double lines, the former on the right. Grose's Brigade was posted in reserve. The line was protected by hastily constructed barricades of logs and rails. At 9 o'clock Grose's Brigade, except the 23rd Kentucky which re-enforced Hazen's Brigade, proceeded to the left and took active part in repulsing the various attacks in that quarter, and suffered severely. About 2 P.M. it rejoined its Division and later replaced Hazen's Brigade on the front line, when the latter was dispatched westward of the Lafayette Road to Wood's position on Snodgrass Hill.


Inscription on the rear of the monument:

At 10 A.M. Cleburne's Division attacked Palmer's and Johnson's fronts, and Stewart assaulted simultaneously further to the right upon Reynold's and Brannan's fronts. Both Confederate divisions were repulsed with heavy losses and thereafter did not again attack until near sunset, when Reynolds and Palmer were in the act of withdrawing. Cruft's and Grose's Brigades crossed to the middle of the Kelly Field in good order, at which point they became subjected to a heavy artillery fire by which Grose's Brigade was thrown into confusion but were not pursued into the forest. These brigades then proceeded at dusk to Rossville by way of McFarland's Gap. Hazen's Brigade withdrew at 7 P.M. with the forces from Snodgrass Hill.

The losses of the Division during the two days battle were: killed 134; wounded 1031; missing 203; total 1,368.

Palmer's Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 14:01:15
2. Palmer's Division Plaque
First plaque 

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

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[Center] X

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.6845  W 85° 15.3577. Map it

Parking is available on Battleline Road near  N 34° 55.6765  W 85° 15.3551 .

Other nearby monuments on the battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery B, Monument (Is only 37 feet away) ; 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery B, Plaque (Is only 39 feet away) ; Cruft's Brigade Plaque (Is only 81 feet away) ; 2nd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Vols) Marker (Is only 89 feet away) ; 31st Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (Is only 91 feet away) ; 90th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (about 120 feet away) ; 1st Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Vols) Marker (about 158 feet away) ; 89th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (about 343 feet away) ; 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery F, Plaque (about 376 feet away) ; Willich's Brigade Plaque (about 383 feet away) ; 10th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 429 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 441 feet away) ; 124th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 441 feet away) ; Texas State Monument (about 446 feet away) ; 10th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 448 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Palmer's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-519.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. This plaque were installed by the War Department in 1890.

Palmer's Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 14:01:20
3. Palmer's Division Plaque
Second Plaque 


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