Withdrawal of the Union Left Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Withdrawal of the Union Left Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 10:02:47
1. Withdrawal of the Union Left Plaque

No. 76.

Withdrawal of the Union Left
Sept. 20, 1863, 5:30 P. M.

At half after 5 o’clock Reynolds’ division was moved out of the works south of the Kelly Field, encountering no opposition until it reached a point near the edge of the woods in rear of this position. It then charged forward into the McDonald field in two lines, with Turchin’s brigade on the right and Robinson’s on the left. Passing close to the front of Govan’s and Walthall’s brigades of Liddell’s division and forcing it back across the Lafayette road. King’s (Robinson’s) brigade then moved to the left of this road and the 75th Indiana and the 105th Ohio took position on the first ridge facing eastward toward the enemy, the 68th Indiana and 101st Indiana being detached near the Mullis house and sent by order of Gen. Thomas to Gen. Brannan at Snodgrass hill to cover the withdrawal of that portion of the line. Turchin’s brigade formed on the left of Robinson in rear of McCook’s brigade. Willich’s brigade, moving from a point near the Kelly house, formed on Robinson’s right. Palmer’s division having been withdrawn from the East side of the Kelly field, followed by Johnson’s and Baird’s divisions. Both the latter under severe fire, passed through Reynolds’ covering line and proceeded to Rossville by way McFarland’s gap, the enemy following only to the Lafayette road.

Withdrawal of the Union Left Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 10:02:38
2. Withdrawal of the Union Left Plaque

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.2859  W 85° 15.6818. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Rd near  N 34° 56.2651  W 85° 15.5731 .
Parking is available at tour stop # 1, small lot on the west side of Lafayette Road.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque (MT-1329) (about 413 feet away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) (MT-1190) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Bridges' Illinois Battery Tablet (MT-656) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Florida State Monument (MT-1253) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Stovall’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1215) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (MT-657) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 92nd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1021) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Reynold's Division Tablet (MT-524) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Adams' Brigade Tablet (MT-1122) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Helm's Brigade Plaque (MT-1164) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Kentucky State Monument (MT-860A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 104th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-720) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; To Union Left Sign (MT-860A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Van Derveer's Brigade, Route of (MT-644A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Negley's Division (USA) (MT-512) (approx. 0.2 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-425.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Wing
Military Arm: None Selected


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