Monument

Wilson's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863, 9:00 am

Battle of Chickamauga



Wilson's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:00:19
1. Wilson's Brigade Tablet
 

Inscription:
Wilson's Brigade.
Walker's Division - Walker's Corps.
Colonel Claudius C. Wilson.

September 19, 1863. 9 a.m.

25th Georgia, Lieut. Col. A. J. Williams.
29th Georgia, Lieut. Col George R. McRae.
30th Georgia, Lieut. Col. James S. Boynton.
1st Georgia Battalion Sharpshooters, Maj. Arthur Shaaf.
4th Louisiana Battalion, Lieut. Col John McEnery.
Howell's (Martin's) Georgia Battery, Capt. Evan P. Howell.

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Inscription on the rear of the monument:
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This Brigade was brought in haste from near Alexander's house by General Forrest arriving here about 9 a.m. It formed line and attacked Croxton's Brigade then engaged with Forrest's troops but which immediately changed front to receive this attack. Croxton was at first forced considerably to the rear but soon recovered. After an hour's hard fighting with varying success assisting in forcing two lines of battle to retire Wilson's line was attacked on its left flank by Scribner's Brigade and driven back to the ground where it first became engaged. Upon the arrival of Ector's Brigade soon after the 25th and 29th Georgia Regiments went forward with Ector into action.



Wilson's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:00:27
2. Wilson's Brigade Tablet
 


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



Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[center] M


Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5361  W 85° 14.1386. Map it

Parking is available on Brotherton Road near  N 34° 55.620  W 85° 14.1137 .


To reach this monument:
This tablet is in the thick woods south of Brotherton Road, just a moderate distance west off of a park horse trail. The trail intersects Brotherton Road just west of the parking area for Bragg’s headquarters monument near the marker for the 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (CSA)



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-1086) (about 368 feet away) ; Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-427A) (about 386 feet away) ; 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (MT-1293) (about 448 feet away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1187) (about 533 feet away) ; 30th Georgia Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1314) (about 545 feet away) ; Walthall's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1227) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1243) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1261) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1259) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Wood’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1232) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cleburne’s Division Tablet (MT-1092) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Walker’s Division Tablet (MT-1119) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Calvert's Arkansas Battery Plaque (MT-1250) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Semple's Alabama Battery Plaque (MT-1248) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Wood’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1231) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1230.



Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit.


Wilson's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:00:36
3. Wilson's Brigade Tablet
 
Wilson's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
4. Wilson's Brigade Tablet
View of the backside of the tablets, seen to the right of the picture, as one emerges from the wooded trail into the clearing where these tablets are situated. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 01, 2017. This page has been viewed 90 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on July 01, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 07/01/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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