Reynold's Division Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Reynold's Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 14:34:22
1. Reynold's Division Plaque

No. 64.
Reynold's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Major General Joseph J. Reynolds

September 20th, 1863, until 5:30 P.M.
1st Brigade - Colonel John T. Wilder. (Mounted Infantry Detached.)
2d Brigade - Colonel Edward A. King, Colonel Milton S. Robinson.
3d Brigade - Brigadier General John B. Turchin.

This Division, early in the morning of the 20th of September, formed on the right of Palmer's Division, prolonging the Union line to and beyond the LaFayette Road south of Kelly's. Turchin's Brigade formed the left of the Division and Edward King's, posted west of the road, formed its right. These Brigades were in two lines and their fronts were protected by slight breastworks of rails, logs, and stones, hastily constructed.

Soon after 10 o'clock Stewart's Division of three Brigades attacked upon Brannan's and Reynolds' fronts with great vigor, but were repulsed after severe fighting at close range with great loss, and were reformed upon the ground from which they first advanced. At 11 A.M. Longstreet's columns of three Divisions pierced the Union line at the Brotherton House where a gap had been left by the withdrawal of Wood's Division, and after stubborn fighting Brannan was forced away from Reynold's right and retired to Snodgrass Hill. Reynolds then refused King's Brigade on his right. His line was not again attacked by infantry. After 5:30 P.M. under orders from General Thomas, the Division was withdrawn without molestation by column of Brigades moving northward on each side of the LaFayette Road. Soon after passing the Kelly House, Urchin's Brigade filed to the left, and after moving a brigade front faced north and charged through the woods upon scattered forces of the enemy to the fields next on the north, thence through these fields along the front of Walthall's Brigade capturing most of his skirmishers, and, passing the front of McCook's Brigade, formed in the rear and to the left of McCook as a covering force for the withdrawal of the Army.

King's Brigade followed Turchin in a charge to the road north of the woods when it was turned to the left and placed on the high ground near Turchin to assist in covering the withdrawal. The Division subsequently followed the rear of the column to Rossville by way of McFarland's Gap. The loss of the Division for two days was: Killed 93; Wounded, 685; Missing, 176; total 954.

Reynold's Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 14:34:34
2. Reynold's Division Plaque
This plaque stands next to the monument to the 11th Ohio Infantry Regiment  

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL]No. 64 [UR] U

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5945  W 85° 15.4228. Map it

Parking is available on Battleline Road .

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

Other monuments to the Reynold's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-522.

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

Reynold's Division Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 14:34:21
3. Reynold's Division Plaque

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


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