Harker's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, Daylight, 1st Position

Battle of Chickamauga

Harker's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:40:13
1. Harker's Brigade Tablet

No. 19 U
Harker's Brigade.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Colonel Charles G. Harker.
Sept. 20, 1863, Daylight, 1st Position

3rd Kentucky - Colonel Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio - Colonel Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio - Major Samuel C. Brown.
125th Ohio - Colonel Emerson Opdycke.
6th Ohio Battery - Captain Cullen Bradley.

About 2 o'clock a.m. September 20th, the Brigade was withdrawn from Viniard's and posted on the slope of the ridge west of this tablet, where it remained, with Buell's Brigade on its right and Barnes' Brigade of Van Cleve's Division on its left, until 9 o'clock. At this hour Harker, Buell and Barnes were sent forward under command of General Wood to relieve Negley's Division on the front line.

Harker's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:40:06
2. Harker's Brigade Tablet

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL] 19 [UR] U

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.941  W 85° 16.409. Map it

Parking is available on Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road .

To reach this monument:
Marker is on Chickamauga-Vittatoe Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This tablet is located several feet off of the west side of the roadway.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

15th Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment Monument (MT-1046) (about 472 feet away) ; Rosecrans' Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-451) (about 475 feet away) ; Buell's Brigade tablet (MT-559) (about 496 feet away) ; Barnes’ Brigade Tablet (MT-542) (about 573 feet away) ; Dyer Cemetery (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 35th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-798) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-742) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1240) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-551) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Van Cleve's Division Tablet (MT-533) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Longstreet's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-450) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Dyer House (MT-423T) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Hospital, 1st Division, 14th Corps Tablet (MT-449) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Hindman's Division Tablet (MT-1096) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-581) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Harker's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-593.

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.

Harker's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 11:39:43
3. Harker's Brigade Tablet
View of the backside of the tablet, looking west, situated several feet from the side of the roadway.  

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


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