Van Cleve's Division Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Van Cleve's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:14:58
1. Van Cleve's Division Tablet

Van Cleve's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Horatio P. Van Cleve.
September 20th, 1863.

1st Brigade - Brigadier General Samuel Beatty.
2nd Brigade - Colonel George F. Dick.
3rd Brigade - Colonel Sidney M. Barnes.

Beatty's and Dick's Brigades of this division bivouacked on the slope west of this position and on the left of General Wood's Division. At 9 o'clock Barnes' Brigade, which had rejoined Van Cleve from Viniard's was dispatched to the front with Wood's troops. With his two remaining brigades Van Cleve was soon after ordered to the hill next east of this position, and immediately thereafter was dispatched toward the front at Poe's house but after proceeding a short distance was ordered farther to the left to report to General Thomas. Upon reaching the rear of Brannan's division with Dick's Brigade in advance and Beatty's following both became involved in the break near that point. Barnes' Brigade was dispatched to the extreme left when Wood began his withdrawal from the vicinity of Brotherton's, and fought upon Baird's line until the close of the battle. The total loses for the two days were: killed 56; wounded 604; missing 302; total 962. Total strength in action 4082; percentage of loss 23.5.

Van Cleve's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:14:11
2. Van Cleve's Division Tablet
View of the tablet, looking south along the Lytle Road. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.145  W 85° 16.543. Map it

Parking is available on Lytle Road .

To reach this monument:
Marker is on Lytle Road north of Long Hollow Road, on the right when traveling north. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the roadway that is situated along the western most boundary of the National Military Park, and this particular marker is situated along the east side of the roadway, in some thick, ground level foliage that potentially obscure the tablet.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-551) (about 524 feet away) ; Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1240) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-742) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-581) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 35th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-798) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Barnes’ Brigade Tablet (MT-542) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dyer Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1272A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1272) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-593) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; George W. Landrum Memorial Monument (MT-423) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1174) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1195) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1046) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1102) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Van Cleve's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-533.

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. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

Van Cleve's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:14:18
3. Van Cleve's Division Tablet

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


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