Johnson’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Johnson’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:46:00
1. Johnson’s Brigade Plaque

Johnson’s Brigade
Johnson’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps.
Col. John S. Fulton.
Sept. 20, 1863, 3 P.M.

17th Tennessee, Lieut. Col. Watt W. Floyd.
23d Tennessee, Col. R. H. Keeble.
25th Tennessee, Lieut. Col. R. B. Snowden.
44th Tennessee, Maj. G. M. Crawford.
York’s Georgia Battery, Lieut. Wm. S. Evertt.

About 2 o’clock this Brigade occupied the spur of Snodgrass Hill overlooking the Vittetoe House. York’s and Dent’s batteries were hauled to the summit and established there. At 3 o’clock Manigault’s Brigade moved up and connected with Johnson’s left. From this time until sundown charge succeeded charge from the extremity of this spur towards the central crest each being repulsed by Steedman’s Division. At sundown Mitchell’s Brigade of Steedman’s Division in front of this position was withdrawn and Johnson’s troops having reached this position in the last charge went forward and occupied the line upon which the Union troops had fought during the afternoon and followed down the northern slope to the bottom of the ridge.

Johnson’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:45:52
2. Johnson’s Brigade Plaque

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.4693  W 85° 16.5058. Map it

Parking is available on Snodgrass Field Road off of Vittetoe Road near  N 34° 55.6517  W 85° 16.1244 .

To reach this monument:
From the parking area on Snodgrass Hill, head west pass the monuments on the hilltop. A trail will continue to the west near the 87th Indiana and the 2nd Minnesota monuments. Follow this path until you reach a clearing. A path will lead to the west (straight) near the 78th Illinois and the 121st Ohio monuments. Follow this path to the monument for the 121st Ohio. Turn left (south) and follow the path to the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA). Pass the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA) until you reach another path on you left. This path will lead to the plaque for Johnson's Brigade (CSA). This plaque can also be reached from Vittatoe Road.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1175) (Is only 54 feet away) ; McNair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1196) (Is only 66 feet away) ; York’s Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1273) (Is only 67 feet away) ; Dent’s Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1241) (Is only 97 feet away) ; York’s Georgia Battery, Battery E Monument (MT-1274) (about 140 feet away) ; John W. Bull Memorial Marker (MT-446) (about 183 feet away) ; Gregg’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1161) (about 324 feet away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1195) (about 472 feet away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1174) (about 474 feet away) ; Manigault’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1202) (about 477 feet away) ; Manigault's Brigade Tablet (MT-1201) (about 568 feet away) ; Hindman's Division Tablet (MT-1090) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1102) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Deas’ Brigade Tablet (MT-1145) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument (MT-665) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded Path

Other monuments to the Johnson's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1176.

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.

Johnson’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:46:04
3. Johnson’s Brigade Plaque
Johnson’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:44:27
4. Johnson’s Brigade Plaque

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


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