Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, noon

Battle of Chickamauga

Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:16:32
1. Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet

No. 19-A U
Sirwell's Brigade.
Negley's Division - Thomas Corps.
Col. William Sirwell.

Sept. 20, 1863. noon.
37th Indiana - Lieut. Col. William D. Ward.
21st Ohio - Lieut. Col. D.M. Stoughton.
  Maj. Arnold McMahan.
  Capt. Charles H. VanTine.
74th Ohio - Capt. Joseph Fisher.
78th Pennsylvania - Lieut. Col. Archibald Blakeley.
Battery G, 1st Ohio - Capt. Alexander Marshall.

Troops from this Brigade were the first infantry to occupy Snodgrass Hill. The command was sent about 10 o'clock from its position in front of the TanYard to re-enforce John Beatty's Brigade then engaged north of the Kelly field. On the way it was turned toward Snodgrass Hill, reaching it about the time of the break in the Union line near Brotherton's. The 78th Pennsylvania took position on the slope in front of the Snodgrass house. At the request of General Brannan the 21st Ohio was sent to his assistance, and held the right of his line on the hill until about 3 P.M., when it was relieved by the 35th Ohio and 2d Minnesota of VanDerveer's Brigade. It subsequently fought on the left of Whitaker's Brigade until dusk. Soon after noon the rest of the Brigade, acting under orders from Gen. Negley, retired towards McFarlands Gap.

Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/25 10:35:22
2. Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL] No. 19-A [UR] U.

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.7671  W 85° 16.0563. Map it

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

To reach this monument:
To view this monument drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House (tour stop 8) and the monument can be seen situated just to the east of the Snodgrass House.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Wood's Division Tablet (MT-537) (Is only 49 feet away) ; 37th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-803) (Is only 54 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-595) (Is only 55 feet away) ; 64th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1009) (Is only 59 feet away) ; 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1012) (about 124 feet away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-999) (about 144 feet away) ; Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-601) (about 164 feet away) ; 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Monument (MT-1057) (about 175 feet away) ; 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet (MT-1055) (about 186 feet away) ; 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1037) (about 197 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-773) (about 205 feet away) ; Snodgrass House Sign (MT-423O) (about 220 feet away) ; Agony of the Wounded (about 250 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-844) (about 260 feet away) ; Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-583) (about 278 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

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

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-629.

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.

Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/25 10:35:26
3. Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet

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


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