Bennings's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 7 am

Battle of Chickamauga

Bennings's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:11:07
1. Bennings's Brigade Tablet

Bennings's Brigade
Law’s Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry L. Benning.
September 19, 1863, 7 A. M., 1nd Position

2nd Georgia, Lieutenant Colonel William S. Shepherd.
Major W.W. Charlton.
15th Georgia, Colonel Dudley M. DuBose.
Major P.J. Shannon.
17th Georgia, Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia, Colonel J.D. Waddell.

At 3 PM this brigade advanced from this position in the central line of battle to the support of Robertson’s brigade then hotly engaged near the LaFayett road a few hundred yards north east of Viniard’s house. It came up on the right of Robinson, and assisted in forcing back Heg’s and Carlin’s brigades of Davis’ division to the woods west of the Viniard’s house and Benning and Robertson occupied.

Bennings's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:09:41
2. Bennings's Brigade Tablet
View, looking east, from the path toward the plaque. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.615  W 85° 15.048. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0816  W 85° 15.1066 .
gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road

To reach this monument:
Marker can be reached from Viniard Road half a mile east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path that crosses Viniard Road east of the parking area near the 7th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker (MT-784). Follow the path north (left when headed east) to the marker. The marker will be on the east side of the path.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Robertson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1206) (about 572 feet away) ; York's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1271) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1170) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (MT-427) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Law's Brigade Tablet (MT-1184) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery, Battery E Marker (MT-1275) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Tablet (MT-1335) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Wright’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1236) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Peeple's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1264) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Peeple's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1265) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Marker (MT-860) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Longstreet's Corps Tablet (MT-437) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1100) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; 92nd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1020) (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; 16th Tennessee Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1389) (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1133A.

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.

Bennings's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:10:54
3. Bennings's Brigade Tablet
View of the plaque and the surrounding area. 

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


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