Civil War Battlefield Monuments
Harker's Brigade Tablet
Sept. 20, 1863, 1 to 7 pm
Battle of Chickamauga
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:13:33
1. Harker's Brigade Tablet
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Col. Charles G. Harker.
Sept. 20, 1863. 1 to 7 P.M.
Col. Henry C. Dunlap.
Col. Alexander McIlvain.
Capt. Thomas Powell.
Col. Emerson Opdycke.
Ohio Light Artillery,
Capt. Cullen Bradley.
Inscription on the rear of the monument:
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.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:13:38
2. Harker's Brigade Tablet
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Military Arm: Combined Arms
Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.7747 W 85° 16.052.
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.
There are 15 monuments nearby.
3rd Kentucky Infantry Regiment (US Volunteers) Marker (MT-864)
(Is only 27 feet away) ;
37th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-803)
(Is only 35 feet away) ;
Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet (MT-629)
(Is only 51 feet away) ;
Wood's Division, Crittenden's Corps. Tablet (MT-537)
(Is only 65 feet away) ;
65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1012)
(Is only 92 feet away) ;
41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-999)
(Is only 99 feet away) ;
4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Monument (MT-1057)
(about 152 feet away) ;
Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-601)
(about 154 feet away) ;
9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-773)
(about 161 feet away) ;
125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1037)
(about 165 feet away) ;
64th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1009)
(about 182 feet away) ;
Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-583)
(about 235 feet away) ;
4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet (MT-1055)
(about 247 feet away) ;
68th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-844)
(about 248 feet away) ;
44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-815)
(about 256 feet away) .
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Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Other monuments to the Harker's Brigade on the battlefield
Harker's Brigade Plaque (MT-591)
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This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
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.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:13:42
3. Harker's Brigade Tablet
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:01:11
4. Monuments on Snodgrass Hill, Chattanooga National Military Park.
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