Gist's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, noon

Battle of Chickamauga

Gist's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:37:16
1. Gist's Brigade Tablet
Gist's Brigade
Walker's Division, Walker's Corps.
Colonel Peyton H. Colquitt.
Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
September 20, 1863,

46th Georgia, - Major A.M. Speer.
8th Georgia Battalion, - Lieutenant Colonel Leroy Napier.
8th Georgia Battalion, - Major Z.L. Watters.
16th South Carolina, - Colonel James McCollough.
24th South Carolina, - Colonel Clement H. Stevens.
24th South Carolina, - Lieutenant Colonel Ellison Capers.

This brigade the 16th South Carolina being left at Rome Georgia came upon this ground about 10 a.m. It moved to the attack over the ground from which Helm's brigade had been repulsed and wheeled to the left till parallel to King's regular brigade at the left of General Baird's line and attacked it. Colonel Colquitt was killed and at the end of thirty minutes hard fighting in which all but two of the field officers were killed or wounded the brigade fell back fighting to the first position. About 5 o'clock the brigade moved forward to the Lafayette road and bivouacked. Strength in action 980 officers and men. Casualties killed 49 wounded 251 missing 36 total 336. Percentage of loss 34.28, all occurring in thirty minutes.

Gist's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
2. Gist's Brigade Tablet
View looking south from the marker, towards the Peyton H. Colquit Mortuary Monument. 

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

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.0418  W 85° 15.2468. 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 is near the Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument

Other nearby monuments on the battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Breckinridge's Division Tablet (Is only 31 feet away) ; Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument (Is only 50 feet away) ; 4th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (Is only 83 feet away) ; 6th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 156 feet away) ; Walker's Division Tablet (about 172 feet away) ; 5th Georgia Infantry Marker (about 184 feet away) ; 24th South Carolina Infantry Marker (about 207 feet away) ; 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Batl. Infantry Marker (about 222 feet away) ; 2nd Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (about 253 feet away) ; 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (about 264 feet away) ; Helm's Brigade Tablet (about 277 feet away) ; 8th Georgia Infantry Battalion Marker (about 321 feet away) ; 46th Georgia Infantry Marker (about 370 feet away) ; 29th Georgia Infantry Marker (about 400 feet away) ; 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (about 413 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-487.

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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