Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19th, 1863, 4:30 P. M.

Battle of Chickamauga

Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:55:24
1. Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet

Starkweather's Brigade.
Baird’s Division – Thomas’ Corps.
Brig. Gen. John C. Starkweather.
Sept. 19th, 1863, 4:30 P. M. 3rd Position.

24th Illinois - Col. Geza Mihalotzy.
- Capt. August Mauff.
79th Pennsylvania - Col. Henry A. Hambright.
1st Wisconsin - Lieut. Col. George B. Bingham.
21st Wisconsin - Lieut. Col. Harrison C. Hobart.
- Capt. Charles H. Walker.
4th Indiana Battery - Lieut. Henry J. Willits.

Upon arriving from the glade north of the Kelly Field on the ground to the rear of the left of Johnson’s Division, and while Starkweather's Brigade was preparing in the dusk to form on Johnson’s left, Johnson was attacked in heavy force. In the gloom Starkweather made a half wheeled to the left to unmask Johnson’s line, and at the same time Scribners Brigade wheeled slightly toward the right causing these brigades to fire into each other, while the left of Johnson’s Division faced about and fired into both adding greatly to the confusion of the night engagement. At the end of an hour the firing decreased and soon ended. The Union line then withdrew to the Kelly Field.

Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:54:50
2. Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet

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° 55.6124  W 85° 14.5169. 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 Starkweather's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-637.

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.

Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:55:24
3. Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet


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