Reynold's Division Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Reynold's Division (USA), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 14:43:39
1. Reynold's Division (USA)


Reynold’s Division Thomas’ Corps.
Maj. Gen. Joseph J. Reynolds.
Sept. 20, 1863, 6 P.M.

King’s Brigade Col. Edward A. King.
Col. Milton S. Robinson.
Turchin’s Brigade Brig. Gen. John B. Turchin

The above brigades of the division – the 1st brigade, Colonel Wilder, being detached and serving as mounted infantry – withdrew from the South line of the Kelly field about 5:30 P.M. Marched northward on the Lafayette road, and before reaching the North line of the Kelly field filed left into the woods formed line by the rear rank facing north. Turchin’s brigade in two lines was on the right in King’s in two lines on the left. Turchin’s brigade charged forward into the open ground, and entered the McDonald field north of this position.


Inscription on the second tablet:

It struck the left and passed along the front of Liddell’s Confederate division, capturing nearly two hundred prisoners, and forced the Confederate line across the Lafayette road. It then advanced to Dan McCook’s Union brigade and took position in its rear. Two of Kings Regiments, the 68th and the 101st Indiana were sent from the McFarland gap road near the Mullis house to Snodgrass Hill to cover General Brannan’s withdrawal. The rest of King’s brigade formed on the right of Turchin’s line along the first ridge to the West of this point and were supported on their right by Willich’s brigade, the whole forming the covering line for the withdrawal of the left wing by the McFarland Gap road. The loss of the division for two days was; killed 93; wounded, 685; missing 176; total 954.

Reynold's Division (USA), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 14:43:49
2. Reynold's Division (USA)

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
V (center)

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.1718  W 85° 15.5735. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Road near  N 34° 56.1604  W 85° 15.5831 .
The marker is at the intersection of the Layayette and Vittetoe Roads. Layayette Road is heavily traveled. It is much safer to park on the side of Vittetoe rd.

To reach this monument:
From Vittetoe Road (parking) proceed east along the edge of the field.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (MT-657) (a few steps from this marker) ; Helm's Brigade Plaque (MT-1164) (Is only 48 feet away) ; Kentucky State Monument (MT-860A) (Is only 91 feet away) ; To Union Left Sign (MT-860A) (about 155 feet away) ; Bridges' Illinois Battery Tablet (MT-656) (about 233 feet away) ; J. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-546) (about 422 feet away) ; Negley's Division (USA) (MT-512) (about 423 feet away) ; Stovall’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1215) (about 445 feet away) ; 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-808) (about 456 feet away) ; 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-852) (about 470 feet away) ; Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque (MT-1329) (about 521 feet away) ; 104th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-720) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Florida State Monument (MT-1253) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) (MT-1190) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 35th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-993) (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-524.

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.

Reynold's Division (USA), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 14:43:56
3. Reynold's Division (USA)
McDonald Field, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 14:43:13
4. McDonald Field
South side of the McDonald Field, looking north towards the visitors center.  

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


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