Trigg's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863 5:30 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Trigg's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 14:33:44
1. Trigg's Brigade Tablet

Trigg's Brigade.
Preston's Division, - Buckner's Corps.
Colonel Robert C. Trigg.
September 20, 1863, 5 P.M.

1st Florida Cavalry, Dismounted, Colonel G. T. Maxwell.
6th Florida, Colonel J. J. Finley.
7th Florida, Colonel Robert Bullock.
54th Virginia, Lieutenant Colonel John J. Wade.
Peeples' Georgia Battery, Captain Tyler M. Peeples.

On arriving at Snodgrass Hill from Brotherton's between five and six o'clock p.m. Trigg sent the 1st Florida to support Gracie and formed the rest of his Brigade on the left of Kelly and advanced toward the crest. That portion of Steedman's Division which had occupied the summit in Trigg's front had just withdrawn and Trigg's line passed beyond the crest and turning to its right moved into the rear of three Union regiments which had operated on the left of Whitaker's Brigade of Steedman's Division but had not received notice to withdraw. Trigg in co-operation with Kelly advancing against the Union front captured the greater part of these regiments. Strength in action at the opening of the battle 1536 officers and men. Casualties Killed 46 wounded 231 missing 5 total 282 Percentage of loss 18.36

Trigg's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
2. Trigg's Brigade Tablet
View of the tablets looking northeast along the Vittetoe Road walking path. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5224  W 85° 16.3158. Map it

Parking is available on Glen-Kelly / Vittetoe Chickamauga Road near  N 34° 55.5011  W 85° 15.8769 .
Alternately, you can park at the intersection of Vittetoe road and Vittetoe-Chickamauga roads (N 34 55.394 W 85 16.518) and follow the old Vittetoe Road (un-paved, vehicles not allowed) to the marker.

To reach this monument:
The Trigg's Brigade tablte is located in the northwest section of the Chickamauga National Military Park in a wooded area past the North West corner of Dyer Field along the old Vittetoe Road. Parking is available on the west side of Glenn-Kelly Road. From the parking area, walk up the hill towards the South Carolina State Monument, a trail will lead north from the South Carolina State Monument to Snodgrass Hill. Follow this path. This tablet is located along the old Vittetoe Road (un-paved, vehicles not allowed)

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Trigg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1221) (Is only 31 feet away) ; Anderson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1125) (Is only 99 feet away) ; Anderson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1126) (about 173 feet away) ; Kelly’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1178) (about 341 feet away) ; 41st Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1409) (about 472 feet away) ; Kelly's Brigade Plaque (MT-1179) (about 480 feet away) ; Dent's Alabama Battery (CSA) Sign (MT-1240A) (about 508 feet away) ; 98th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1026) (about 538 feet away) ; 2nd South Carolina Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1349) (about 600 feet away) ; 40th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-997) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 115th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-723) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 84th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-842) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Whitaker’s Brigade Tablet (MT-647) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 3rd Tennessee Infantry Marker (MT-1378) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Steedman’s Division Tablet (MT-529) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:

Other monuments to the Trigg's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1222.

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.

Trigg's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 14:33:40
3. Trigg's Brigade Tablet

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


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