Monument

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 battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (a few steps from this marker) ; Gist's Brigade Tablet (Is only 31 feet away) ; 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 101 feet away) ; Walker's Division Tablet (about 153 feet away) ; 5th Georgia Infantry Marker (about 176 feet away) ; 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 187 feet away) ; 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Batl. Infantry Marker (about 226 feet away) ; 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker (about 226 feet away) ; Helm's Brigade Tablet (about 255 feet away) ; 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (about 270 feet away) ; 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (about 279 feet away) ; 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion Marker (about 337 feet away) ; 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 382 feet away) ; 46th Georgia Infantry Marker (about 391 feet away) ; Benjamin H. Helm Memorial Shell Monument (about 403 feet 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-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 4 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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