Helm's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Helm's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
1. Helm's Brigade Tablet

Helm's Brigade.
Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm.
Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
September 20, 1863.

41st Alabama, Colonel Martin L. Stansel.
2nd Kentucky Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hewitt.
4th Kentucky, Major Thomas W. Thompson.
6th Kentucky, Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
Lieutenant Colonel Martin H. Cofer.
9th Kentucky, Lieutenant Colonel John C. Wickliffe.
Cobb's (Kentucky) Battery, Captain Robert Cobb


Inscription on the rear of the monument:

At 9:45 a.m. the brigade advanced as the left of its division from a line 400 yards in rear of this point came under heavy fire from the front and an enfilading fire of infantry and artillery from the left. The formation from right to left was 6th and 4th Kentucky, 41st Alabama, 9th and 2nd Kentucky. In advancing the 6th and 4th Kentucky and six companies of the 41st Alabama passed to the right of the Union breastworks and continued with the rest of the division to the Lafayette road. The 2nd and 9th Kentucky and four companies of the 41st Alabama struck the breastworks and were repulsed in three successive assaults General Helm being killed on this ground while rallying his line. This portion of the brigade was then moved to the right and there formed out of fire with the rest of the brigade.

Helm's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:44:07
2. Helm's Brigade Tablet

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

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[Center] I

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.0037  W 85° 15.2774. 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 Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:

Other monuments to the Helm's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1163.

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.

Helm's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 11:44:13
3. Helm's Brigade Tablet
Helm's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
4. Helm's Brigade Tablet
View of the tablet looking north along the park walking trail, through the woods where this Brigade was located, towards additional Confederate monuments and markers. 


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