Preston’s Division Tablet

Sept 20, 1863 2 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:08:53
1. Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps Plaque

No. 104.
Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps

Brig. Gen. William Preston
Sept. 20th until 20 P. M.

Gracie’s Brigade – Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Jr.
Trigg’s Brigade – Col. Robert C. trigg
Kelly’s Brigade Brigade – Col. John H. Kelly.

Gracie’s and Kelly’s brigades occupied this line until 2 P.M. Trigg’s brigade being in position further to the right and front and near the Lafayette road a short distance north of Viniard’s. About this hour, leaving the 65th Georgia infantry to support Jeffress’ battery on this line, the division marched north and formed in column of brigades across the Lafayette road near Brotherton’s. From that position it moved at 4 P.M. through the Dyer Fields to the assistance of the troops which had been assaulting Snodgrass Hill throughout the afternoon.

Gracie’s Brigade and Preston's Division (CSA) Plaques, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:08:12
2. Gracie’s Brigade and Preston's Division (CSA) Plaques

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL] No. 104 [UR] C

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 53.8244  W 85° 15.0737. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0833  W 85° 15.1037 .
Gravel Parking area on the south side of the road.

To reach this monument:
Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road. From the parking area on Viniard Road follow the path south. The path will fork, take the right (east) path

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Kelly’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1177) (a few steps from this marker) ; Gracie’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1154) (Is only 61 feet away) ; Jeffress’ Virginia Battery Plaque (MT-1417) (Is only 72 feet away) ; 65th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1319) (Is only 79 feet away) ; Preston's Division Tablet (MT-1111) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Hall's House (MT-1448) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps Plaque (MT-1090) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-759) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; To Park House Sign (MT-423U) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Stewart's Division Tablet (MT-1114) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-435) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-758) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Gregg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1157) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 17th Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry Marker (MT-784) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:

Other monuments to the Preston's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1112.

Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 06/24/2011.

Plaque has been cracked and repaired.
One or more plaques are missing.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. The plaques were installed between 1890 and 1893 by the War Department. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:07:18
3. Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga
Markers for Jeffress' Virginia Battery (CSA), 85th Georgia (CSA) , Gracie's Brigade (CSA), Preston's Division (CSA) and Kelly's Brigade (CSA). 

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


This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 16, 2017. This page has been viewed 181 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 August 12, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on May 16, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 05/16/2017 by Byron Hooks.