Monument

Wright’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 6:30 pm

Battle of Chickamauga



Wright’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:12:46
1. Wright’s Brigade Plaque
 

Inscription:
No. 37-A. C
Wright’s Brigade.
Cheatham’s Division - Polk’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Marcus J. Wright.
Sept. 20, 1863, 6 P.M.
8th Tennessee, Col. John H. Anderson.
16th Tennessee, Col. D. M. Donnell.
28th Tennessee, Col. Sidney S. Stanton.
38th Tennessee,
Murray’s Tennessee Battalion. Col. John C. Carter.
51st Tennessee,
52nd Tennessee, Lieut. Col. John G. Hall.
Carnes’ (Tenn) Battery, Capt. William. W. Carnes.

At the end of two hours’ engagement. First with troops of General Palmer’s Division, and subsequently with those of VanCleve’s Division, and King’s Brigade of Reynold’s Division. Wright’s Birgade was forced to the rear and Clayton’s Brigade of Stewart’s Division advanced to its relief. Carnes’ battery, which had been captured, owing to the loss of nearly all its horses, by S. Beatty’s Brigade of VanCleve’s Division, was subsequently recaptured by Brown’s Brigade of Stewart’s Division. Upon the advance of Clayton, Wright withdrew to this line, and was not further engaged during the day, though ordered into position at 5:00 P.M. to support the night attack of General Cleburne’s Division and a portion of General Cheatham’s.




Wright’s Brigade. Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:12:36
2. Wright’s Brigade. Plaque
 


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



Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL] No. 37-A [UR] C


Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.8662  W 85° 14.8177. Map it

Parking is available on Brotherton Road near  N 34° 55.2299  W 85° 14.9087 .


To reach this monument:
The marker is located in the woods at the south of Brock’s Field. Two paths starting in the South west corner of Brock’s field, near the blue plaque (No. 13-B) for Turchin's Brigade (USA). A path starting near the marker to the 12th and 47th Tennessee (CSA) leads to the marker.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

92nd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1020) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 11th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-961) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Turchin's Brigade Plaque (MT-639) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 36th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-995) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cheatham’s Division Tablet (MT-1091) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Strahl's Brigade Plaque (MT-1216) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Smith’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1210) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Scott's Tennessee Battery Plaque (MT-1370) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Scott's Tennessee Battery (CSA) Marker (MT-1371) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Scott's Tennessee Battery (CSA) Sign (MT-1370-A) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 24th Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1396) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 12th & 47th Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1386) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 31st Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1404) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 33rd Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1406) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 4th and 5th Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-13) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1236.



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.


Wright’s Brigade. Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 11:12:42
3. Wright’s Brigade. Plaque
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 21, 2017. This page has been viewed 124 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 16, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 23, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 06/21/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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