Buckner's Corps Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, 2:30 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Buckner's Corps Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:51:32
1. Buckner's Corps Tablet

Buckner's Corps
Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner
September 20, 1863 - 2:30 p.m.
Stewart's Division - - Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
Preston's Division - - Brigadier General William Preston.

This Corps was separated during the battle of the 20th of September. Stewart attacked at 11 a.m. after furious fighting his right brigade was repulsed while the left two reached a point close to the Union lines west of the Poe house, from which position they were repulsed. The Division, upon retiring, reformed on the ground it occupied before its advance. Preston's Division remained near Hill's Ford until about 2 p.m. when it was brought forward to the Brotherton House, near Stewart's Division. At 4 p.m. the division was moved to the left to the assistance of the forces assaulting Snodgrass Hill.

Buckner's Corps Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
2. Buckner's Corps Tablet
View of the tablet with the Corps Headquarters monument in the immediate background. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.0708  W 85° 15.631. Map it

Parking is available on LaFayette Road near  N 34° 55.0747  W 85° 15.6433 .
Be careful when crossing Lafayette Road. There is a lot of through traffic.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-445) (a few steps from this marker) ; War Comes to the Brothertons (Is only 86 feet away) ; Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-429) (Is only 90 feet away) ; Brotherton House (MT-423H) (Is only 91 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1345A) (Is only 94 feet away) ; Confederate Breakthrough (about 181 feet away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1173) (about 191 feet away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Monument (MT-1336) (about 216 feet away) ; S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-550) (about 314 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-772) (about 341 feet away) ; Mc Nair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1194) (about 367 feet away) ; Trigg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1220) (about 373 feet away) ; Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-599) (about 408 feet away) ; Van Cleve's Division Tablet (MT-532) (about 420 feet away) ; 26th Pennsylvania Artillery, Battery B, Monument (MT-1042) (about 516 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Buckner's Corps on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-441.

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.

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


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