Baldwin's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 3 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Baldwin's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:53:25
1. Baldwin's Brigade Tablet

Baldwin’s Brigade
Johnson’s Division – McCook’s Corps.
Col. Philemon P. Baldwin.
Col. William W. Berry.
1st Position.
6th Indiana - Lieut. Col. Hagerman Tripp.
5th Kentucky - Col. William W. Berry.
Capt. John M. Huston.
1st Ohio - Lieut. Col. Bassett Langdon.
93d Ohio - Lieut. Col. William H. Martin.
5th Indiana Battery- Capt. Peter Simonson.
(Sept. 19th, 1863, 3 P.M.)

This brigade advanced with its division from the Kelly Field about noon. Willich’s Brigade was on its right, and Dodge’s in reserve. It soon struck the left flank of Forrest’s Calvary (dismounted) and forced it to the rear. It then turned southward and fought its way to this position from which it repulsed a heavy attack on its front and left flank. At dusk, just as Col. Baldwin had received orders to withdraw to the Kelly Field, his line was furiously assaulted by Polk’s Brigade of Cleburne’s Division, which later advanced upon Johnson’s Division from the direction of Jay’s Mill. Col. Baldwin was killed, and the battle, which lasted an hour after dark, was attended with great confusion, it being impossible to detect the lines except from the flashes of the guns.

At the end of an hour the engagement ceased, and the brigade withdrew to the Kelly Field.

Baldwin's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:53:19
2. Baldwin's Brigade Tablet
View souh toward Winfrey Field. 

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

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5636  W 85° 14.5369. Map it

Parking is available on Brotherton Road near  N 34° 55.4905  W 85° 14.4854 .

To reach this monument:
The marker is on the north side of Brotherton Road, near Winfrey Field, on a wooded path. From the 1st Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument. Pass the Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument. A path will lead off to the east (right), follow this path until you find the plaque.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

Other monuments to the Baldwin's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-539.

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.


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