Monument

Route of the Union Right Interpretative Sign

Battle of Chickamauga



Route of the Union Right Interpretative Sign, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on
1. Route of the Union Right Interpretative Sign
 

Inscription:
Route of the Union Right
Panic stricken union soldiers ran from the battlefield


At 11:10 AM on September 20, Confederate forces under Gen. James long streak broke through the right side the Union line about 1/4 mile behind you at the Brotherton In. Union soldiers behind the shattered line broke ranks and ran, is general Bushrod Johnson´s Calvary burst out of the woods behind you.



On the hill in front of you stood the headquarters of major general William S. Rosecrans, the Union commander. A pair mid-of cannonballs marks the spot today. Their lives and that disaster had struck, Rosecrans told his staff to save themselves, then fled with several of his top officers. It was one of the most disastrous rounds of the war.



The highest rank in union officer left on the field was Maj. Gen. George S. Thomas. The task fell to him to save the Union Army from annihilation.






Dyer Field, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on
2. Dyer Field
 


Classification
Allegiance: Not applicable
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Overview
Military Arm: None Selected




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.9394  W 85° 15.9668. Map it

Parking is available on Glenn-Kelly Road near  N 34° 54.944  W 85° 15.9494 .



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Rout of the Union Right (Is only 40 feet away) ; 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-688A) (about 565 feet away) ; 21th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-976.) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1000) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Tablet (MT-449) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dyer House (MT-423T) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1015) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Tablet (MT-738) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-677) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-603) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Stanley's Brigade Tablet (MT-631) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker (MT-859) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-450) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker (MT-1080) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Negley's Division Tablet (MT-510) (approx. 0.2 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Open farm field






Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 12, 2014. This page has been viewed 115 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 29, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 12, 2014. Photos: 1, 2 were submitted on 08/12/2014 by Byron Hooks.


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