Monument

Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:54:17
1. Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet
 

Inscription:
No. 82 C
Left Wing - Army of Tennessee.
Lieutenant General James Longstreet.
September 20th, 1863.
Stewart's Division - Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
Johnson's Division - Brigadier General Bushrod R. Johnson.
Hood's (Law's) Division - Brigadier General E. Mcl. Law.
Kershaw's Division - Brigadier General Joseph B. Kershaw.
Hindman's Division - Major General Thomas C. Hindman.
Preston's Division - Brigadier General William Preston.

Stewart's Division attacked at 11 o'clock, and, after terrific fighting and an advance of one part of his line beyond the Chattanooga Road, was obliged to retire to the line from which he first advanced.

Johnson's Division, followed by Law and Kershaw, passed through the gap made by the withdrawal of Wood's Division from the Union line at Brotherton's. Johnson move through the Dyer fields and assaulted Snodgrass Hill near Vittetoe's. Law pushed north through the woods on the east of the Dyer field and was repulsed near its northern boundary. Kershaw, following Law, passed over the shattered lines of the latter and assaulted Snodgrass Hill. Hindman, after pursuing Sheridan's and Davis' Divisions to the high ground west of the Crawfish Springs Road and north of Widow Glenn's, joined Johnson's troops near Vittetoe's. Preston was moved up from the vicinity of Hall's Ford to the Brotherton house, and marching from the latter point at 4 p.m., assaulted Snodgrass Hill at 4:30 on the left of Kershaw's Division. At sundown Stewart moved over the works which had been held by Reynolds, captured a number of prisoners, and bivouacked near the Kelly house.

Kershaw's, Johnson's, and Hindman's Divisions continued to assault Snodgrass Hill unsuccessfully until sundown. At six o'clock Steedman's Division forming the right of the Union line on Snodgrass Hill was withdrawn under orders to the next ridge in rear. General Longstreet's troops followed and at dusk occupied a part of Snodgrass Hill from which Steedman had withdrawn and the ravine to the north of it.




Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
2. Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet
View, looking south, of the tablet on the park pathway that leads to the Brotherton's House. 


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



Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL] No. 82 [UR] C.


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.0786  W 85° 15.6464. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road near  N 34° 55.0747  W 85° 15.6433 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1345A) (here, next to this marker) ; Brotherton House (MT-423H) (Is only 78 feet away) ; War Comes to the Brothertons (Is only 79 feet away) ; Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-445) (Is only 89 feet away) ; Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-441) (Is only 90 feet away) ; Confederate Breakthrough (about 125 feet away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Monument (MT-1336) (about 200 feet away) ; Jackson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1173) (about 217 feet away) ; S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-550) (about 310 feet away) ; Mc Nair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1194) (about 311 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-772) (about 345 feet away) ; Trigg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1220) (about 406 feet away) ; Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-599) (about 406 feet away) ; Van Cleve's Division Tablet (MT-532) (about 429 feet away) ; Bate's Brigade Tablet (MT-1129) (about 465 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.






NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-429.



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.


Brotherton House, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 14:52:44
3. Brotherton House
 
Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:02:14
4. Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 25, 2017. This page has been viewed 84 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 25, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 07/25/2017 by Byron Hooks; 4 was submitted on 09/04/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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