Monument

Walker's Division Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, noon

Battle of Chickamauga



Walker's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:33:07
1. Walker's Division Tablet
 

Inscription:
Walker's Division, Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General States Rights Gist.
September 20, 1863, Noon
Gist's Brigade, Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt.
Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
Ector's Brigade, Brigadier General Matthew D. Ector.
Wilson's Brigade, Colonel Claudius C. Wilson.

After the repulse of Breckinridge's Division at 11 a.m. the divisions of Walker and Liddell were brought forward and Walker's division attacked at noon with Gist's Brigade in advance supported by Ector's and Wilson's Brigades slightly to the right of the ground where Helm's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division had previously failed. Gist's Brigade struck the Union log works at such an angle as to receive both a direct and enfilading fire and at the end of thirty minutes had lost nearly one-third of its numbers and had been repulsed. Colonel Colquitt was killed and all but two of the field officers of the brigade were either killed or wounded and its withdrawal was covered by Ector's and Wilson's Brigades. Shortly before sunset the division in support of Liddell's Division advanced to the LaFayette Road meeting with little resistance as the Union forces were withdrawing and bivouacked for the night.




Walker's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
2. Walker's Division Tablet
View of the tablet looking north along the line of Gist's Brigade monument and Georgia Regimental monuments. 


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° 56.0196  W 85° 15.2681. Map it

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


To reach this monument:
From the parking on Alexanders Bridge Road the tablet will be near the edge of the woods.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.




Other monuments to the Walker's Division on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1120.



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 16, 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 07/16/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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