Negley’s Division Tablet

Battle of Chickamauga

Negley’s Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:43:04
1. Negley’s Division Plaque

Negley’s Division, Thomas’ Corps.
Maj, Gen. James S. Negley.
Sept. 20, 1863, Morning

1st Brigade, Brig. Gen. John Beatty.
2nd Brigade, Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
3rd Brigade, Col. William Sirwell.

This tablet marks the left of the division during the night of September 19th. It was ordered from this position to the extreme left by General Thomas about 7:30 or 8 A.M. The 20th Gen. Rosecrans being been present with Negley directed that Beatty’s brigade then in reserve in the Dyer Field be sent at once the others to follow as soon as they could be replaced by other troops of Wood’s and Davis’s division. Stanley’s brigade was relieved soon after 9:30 A.M. and Sirwell’s after 10.

Negley’s Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:42:52
2. Negley’s Division Plaque
Looking east across the Brotherton Field. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.074  W 85° 15.7464. Map it

Parking is available on Dyer Road near  N 34° 55.0803  W 85° 15.7648 .

To reach this monument:
This monument is in a wooded area on the west side of the split rail fence that enclosed the Brotherton Field. The monument can be access from a path that runs along the west side of the fence.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Wood’s Division Tablet (MT-536) (a few steps from this marker) ; 100th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-718) (Is only 50 feet away) ; Buell’s Brigade Plaque (MT-560) (Is only 59 feet away) ; 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque (MT-935) (about 209 feet away) ; Confederate Breakthrough (about 399 feet away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Monument (MT-1336) (about 427 feet away) ; S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-550) (about 439 feet away) ; Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-599) (about 460 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-772) (about 472 feet away) ; Brotherton House (MT-423H) (about 492 feet away) ; War Comes to the Brothertons (about 498 feet away) ; Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-429) (about 499 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1345A) (about 500 feet away) ; Van Cleve's Division Tablet (MT-532) (about 519 feet away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1173) (about 521 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
At the edge of the woods near a open field.

Other monuments to the Negley's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-511.

Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 3/2/2011.

The plaque appears to have been crack and knocked off the base. It has been repaired, remounted and is in good shape.
One or more plaques are missing.

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: Division
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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