Bate's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863, 4 P.M.

Battle of Chickamauga

Bate’s Brigade, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:52:56
1. Bate’s Brigade

Bate’s Brigade.

Stewart’s Division – Buckner’s Corps..

Brig. Gen. William B. Bate.

Sept. 19, 1863, 4 P.M. 2d Position.

58th Alabama -Col. Bushrod Jones
37th Georgia -
Lieut. Col. Joseph T. Smith
4th Georgia Battalion - Maj. T. D. Caswell
Sharpshooters Capt. B. M. Turner.
Lieut. Joel Towers
15th Tennessee-Col. R. C. Tyler
37th Tennessee - Col. R. C. Tyler
20th Tennessee -Col. Thomas B. Smith
Maj W. M. Shy
Eufaula Artillery -Capt. McDonald Oliver
(Alabama Battery)

At 4:30 PM the center of this brigade crossed the LaFayette Road at this point, the left being south of the Brotherton house and the right near the southeast corner of the field east of the Poe house, having Clayton’s Brigade on its left.

Inscription on the second tablet:
The line advanced in the face of severe fire gradually swinging toward the northwest. The left pierced the union center in opened and enfilading fire upon troops and batteries stationed near the Poe house. This union force withdrew to the north line of the Poe field behind a strong line of guns. The approach in the Dyer field of the head of the Brannan’s union division moving from the north caused the withdrawal of Bate’s left Regiments, while the right, advancing through the Pope Field was repulsed at 5 PM by the twenty guns and supporting infantry assembled there. The brigade captured four pieces of artillery. The loss of the brigade was 48.7per cent., and every field officer but three was wounded.

Bate’s Brigade, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:53:04
2. Bate’s Brigade

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
(UR) No. 42-A (UL) C.

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.155  W 85° 15.6486. Map it

Parking is available on LaFayette Road near  N 34° 55.080  W 85° 15.660 .

To reach this monument:
Park in the small lot in front of the Brothernton's house on LaFayette Road at Brothernton Road. From there walk north along LaFayette Rd to the marker on the west side of LaFayette Road.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Robertson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1209) (Is only 88 feet away) ; Mc Nair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1194) (about 154 feet away) ; Gracie’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1155) (about 299 feet away) ; Law’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1186) (about 358 feet away) ; 37th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1316) (about 394 feet away) ; 19th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-762) (about 413 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1345A) (about 457 feet away) ; Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-429) (about 465 feet away) ; 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-841) (about 472 feet away) ; 26th Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1400) (about 480 feet away) ; Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-441) (about 519 feet away) ; Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-445) (about 531 feet away) ; 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque (MT-935) (about 531 feet away) ; Brotherton House (MT-423H) (about 542 feet away) ; War Comes to the Brothertons (about 543 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Bate's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1129.

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.

Bate’s Brigade, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:53:10
3. Bate’s Brigade

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: None Selected


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