Monument

Harker's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, 1 to 7 pm

Battle of Chickamauga



Harker's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:13:33
1. Harker's Brigade Tablet
 

Inscription:
Harker's Brigade.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Col. Charles G. Harker.
Sept. 20, 1863. 1 to 7 P.M.

3rd Kentucky Col. Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio Col. Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio Capt. Thomas Powell.
   
125th Ohio Col. Emerson Opdycke.
Ohio Light Artillery,
  6th Battery
Capt. Cullen Bradley.

F


Inscription on the rear of the monument:
F


The brigade about 1 p.m. was forced back to this position from the high ground north of the Dyer field before the advance of Kershaw's brigade. The latter brigade then assaulted the Union line on the right of Snodgrass Hill, and Humphrey's brigade of McLaws' division moved against Harker's line. Both were repulsed. Harker was joined by a detachment of the 44th Indiana under command of Lieut. Col. S.C. Aldrich. At 2 P.M. he was re-enforced by Aleshire's 18th Ohio battery, and about 3:30 by Hazen's brigade from the Kelly field. This position was held till the battle ended, when, at 7 o'clock this portion of the line began the withdrawal to Rossville. Effective force Sept. 19th, 1510. Casualties during the battle: killed 52; wounded 291; captured or missing 58; total 401. Percentage of loss 26.56.


Harker's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:13:38
2. Harker's Brigade Tablet
 


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



Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
(center) F


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.7747  W 85° 16.052. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe Rd near  N 34° 55.758  W 85° 16.074 .


To reach this monument:
To view this historical marker drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated in the field just to the northeast of the Snodgrass House.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.



Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill


Other monuments to the Harker's Brigade on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-595.



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.


Harker's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:13:42
3. Harker's Brigade Tablet
 
Monuments on Snodgrass Hill, Chattanooga National Military Park., click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:01:11
4. Monuments on Snodgrass Hill, Chattanooga National Military Park.
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 16, 2018. This page has been viewed 15 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 16, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 06/16/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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