Monument

Gracie’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19 - 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Gracie’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:08:32
1. Gracie’s Brigade Plaque
 

Inscription:
NO. 80-A.
C
Gracie’s Brigade

Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps
Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Jr.
Sept. 19, to noon of 20th, 1st position.

43d Alabama – Col. Young M. Moody.
1st Alabama Battalion – Lieut. Col. John H. Holt.
2D Alabama Battalion – Lieut. Col. Bolling Hall, Jr.
3D Alabama Battalion – Lieut. Col. John W. A. Sanford.
4th Alabama Battalion – Maj. John D. McLennan.
63 Tennessee – Lieut. Col. Abraham Fulkerson.
Jeffress’ (Virginia) Battery Capt. William C. Jeffress.


Early on the morning of Sept 19th the brigade was formed on this crest on the left of the general line of battle then being organized for an attack on the enemy’s left at Lee and Gordon’s. It was at once exposed to artillery fire from the Union front. When the battle opened unexpectedly to the right and rear, the brigade was left in this position and remained here until noon Sept. 20th when it was moved to the Brotherton’s house, where the division formed line across the Chattanooga Road facing north.




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 80-A [UR] C


Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 53.8151  W 85° 15.0782. 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.

Jeffress’ Virginia Battery Plaque (MT-1417) (a few steps from this marker) ; 65th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1319) (a few steps from this marker) ; Kelly’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1177) (Is only 47 feet away) ; Preston’s Division Tablet (MT-1112) (Is only 61 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:
Wooded


Other monuments to the Gracie's Brigade on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1154.



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.


Gracie’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:08:30
3. Gracie’s Brigade Plaque
 
Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:07:18
4. Confederate position during the Battle of Chickamauga
Marker to Jeffress' Virginia Battery (CSA), 85th Georgia (CSA), Gracie's Brigade (CSA), Preston's Division (CSA) and Kelly's Brigade (CSA). 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 16, 2017. This page has been viewed 158 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 2 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, 4 were submitted on 05/16/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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