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
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. 

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 battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

5th Georgia Infantry Marker (Is only 71 feet away) ; Helm's Brigade Tablet (about 107 feet away) ; Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (about 132 feet away) ; Breckinridge's Division Tablet (about 153 feet away) ; 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Batl. Infantry Marker (about 156 feet away) ; 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 161 feet away) ; Gist's Brigade Tablet (about 172 feet away) ; 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (about 252 feet away) ; 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (about 259 feet away) ; 2nd Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (about 275 feet away) ; The Second Day Begins (about 281 feet away) ; 15th United States Infantry Regiment Monument (about 294 feet away) ; 16th United States Infantry Regiment Monument (about 300 feet away) ; 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 303 feet away) ; Hardship on the Union Line (about 302 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Walker's Division on the battlefield

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.


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