Wood’s Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 6:30 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Wood’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:26:36
1. Wood’s Brigade Plaque

No. 37-B

Wood’s Brigade.
Cleburne’s Division – Hills Corps.
Brig. Gen. S. A. M. Wood
Sept. 19, 1863, 6.30 P. M. 2D Position.
16th Alabama - Maj. John H. McGaughy.
33d Alabama - Col. Samuel Adams.
45th Alabama - Col. E. B. Breedlove
18th Alabama Battalion - Maj. John H. Gibson.
32D and 45th Mississippi - Col. M. P. Lowrey
15th Mississippi Battalion Sharpshooters - Maj. A. T. Hawkins.
Semple’s (Alabama) Battery - Lieut. R. W. Goldthwaite

Wood’s brigade, advancing for the night attack, passed over troops of Generals Cheatham and Walker’s commands to the rear of this position and came into action on this ground. The enemy, being Baldwin’s Brigade of Johnson’s Division, was posted on the opposite edge of the field, behind breastworks of rails and logs, from which they were forced to retire. The fighting was severe and Wood’s troops reached the Union lines and a hand to hand conflict went on for some time in the darkness. Col. Baldwin commanding the Union brigade was killed. At the end of an hour the union forces withdrew.

Wood’s Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:26:28
2. Wood’s Brigade Plaque

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
No. 37-B (UL) C (UR)

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.481  W 85° 14.368. Map it

Parking is available on Brotherton Rd near  N 34° 55.488  W 85° 14.484 .

To reach this monument:
The plaque is located in the south west section of the Winfrey Field.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Semple's Alabama Battery Plaque (MT-1248) (about 416 feet away) ; Calvert's Arkansas Battery Tablet (MT-1250) (about 417 feet away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1259) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1261) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 93rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1022) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 1st Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-946) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-805) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 15th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-965.) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument (MT-452A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 33rd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-986) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Baldwin's Brigade Tablet (MT-539) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Site of Winfrey House Sign (MT-423F) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Scribner’s Brigade Tablet (MT-624) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Walthall's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1227) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Starkweather’s Brigade Tablet (MT-637) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Farm Field

Other monuments to the Wood's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1232.

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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