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Breckinridge's Division Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Breckinridge's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:32:33
1. Breckinridge's Division Tablet
 

Inscription:
Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
Major General John C. Breckinridge.
Sept. 20, 1863.
Helm's Brigade, - Brigadier General Benjamin H. Helm.
Helm's Brigade, - Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
Adam's Brigade, - Brigadier General Daniel W. Adams.
Stovall's Brigade, - Brigadier General Marcellus A. Stovall.

This Division formed for attack about 600 yards east of this point with Helm's brigade on the left Stovall's in the center and Adams' on the right. About 9:30 it advanced. Helm's brigade moving under heavy fire emerged from the woods at this point and assaulted the Union lines on the opposite side of this glade. In three assaults it was repulsed with very heavy loss though the right of the brigade penetrated to the Lafayette road and captured two guns of Bridges' battery. Stovall and Adams reached the Lafayette road without serious opposition. These latter brigades then changed front to the left and advanced south Adams being on the right and Stovall on the left of the Lafayette road to point in the Kelly field quite in the rear of the Union left.




Breckinridge's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
2. Breckinridge's Division Tablet
 


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° 56.0368  W 85° 15.2458. Map it

Parking is available on Alexanders Bridge Road near  N 34° 56.0216  W 85° 15.2923 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.







NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1087.



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.



Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 14, 2017. This page has been viewed 7 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 16, 2017. Photos: 1, 2 were submitted on 07/14/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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