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 13:53:06
1. Johnson’s Brigade Plaque

Johnson’s Brigade
Johnson’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps.
Col. John S. Fulton.
Sept. 20, 1863, 2 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. W. S. Evertt.

Just before 2 o’clock Johnson’s troops advanced from this line toward the northern crest. Gregg’s brigade was on the right and Johnson’s on the left. Four Napoleon guns from Dent’s battery and three guns from York’s were posted on Johnson’s line and two of Dent’s guns with Gregg’s brigade. The latter gained the main ridge about 400 yards in front of this position and turn the right of Brannan’s line but was soon repulsed by the advance of Steedman’s division and fell back to this position. Supported on the right and left it again assaulted. The fighting continued with severity until sundown. After the first general attack the line was driven back to its guns but Johnson’s troops and the right of Manigault’s again advanced. Soon after sunset Johnson followed the withdrawal of Steedman to the northern foot of the main ridge and returning bivouacked the crest.

Johnson’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:52:58
2. Johnson’s Brigade Plaque

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.4782  W 85° 16.5056. Map it

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.

York’s Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1273) (a few steps from this marker) ; McNair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1196) (Is only 29 feet away) ; Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1176) (Is only 54 feet away) ; Dent’s Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1241) (Is only 63 feet away) ; York’s Georgia Battery, Battery E Monument (MT-1274) (about 146 feet away) ; John W. Bull Memorial Marker (MT-446) (about 200 feet away) ; Gregg’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1161) (about 346 feet away) ; Manigault’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1202) (about 423 feet away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1195) (about 525 feet away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1174) (about 527 feet away) ; Manigault's Brigade Tablet (MT-1201) (about 598 feet away) ; Hindman's Division Tablet (MT-1090) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1102) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument (MT-665) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Deas’ Brigade Tablet (MT-1145) (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-1175.

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.

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


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