Monument

Preston's Division Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 – Noon

Battle of Chickamauga



Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:37:52
1. Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps
 

Inscription:
Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps

Brig. Gen. William Preston..
Col Robert C. Trigg.
Sept. 19, 1863 – Noon

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


Gracie’s brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Dalton’s ford att dark Sept. 18th and established its line near Hunt’s house. At daylight on the 19th the two remaining brigades crossed soon after which the division advanced eastwardly Gracie in advance. This brought the leading brigade to this position. At noon Trigg was advanced toward Hall’s to the road leading to Lee and Gordon’s Mill and was soon skirmishing heavily and after 2 P.M. his right was driven back to Preston’s main line by a destructive fire from Davis’ line near the Lafayette road. Trigg then advanced to and was soon hotly engaged on the left of Robertson’s brigade of Hood’s division until sundown Gracie’s and Kelly’s brigades remained in position on this line until 2 P.M. Sept. 20th.




Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:37:50
2. Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps
 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 53.9641  W 85° 15.0594. 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.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (about 317 feet away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-759) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Preston’s Division Tablet (MT-1112) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Kelly’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1177) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Gracie’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1154) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Jeffress’ Virginia Battery Plaque (MT-1417) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 65th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1319) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Hall's House (MT-1448) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps Plaque (MT-1090) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-724) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-812) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-846) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Walker's Reserve Corps. Tablet (MT-447) (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (approx. 0.7 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded


Other monuments to the Preston's Division on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1111.



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. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.


Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:37:34
3. Preston's Division, Buckner’s Corps
 
Chickamauga Creek south of Vinyard-Alexander Road, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:58:53
4. Chickamauga Creek south of Vinyard-Alexander Road
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 15, 2017. This page has been viewed 139 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 15, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 05/15/2017 by Byron Hooks.


Resources