Major General Simon Bolivar Buckner
September 19, 1863 - 8:00 a.m.
|Stewart's Division - - Major General Alexander P. Stewart.
|Preston's Division - - Brigadier General William Preston.
At 2 p.m. September 18th, Stewart's Division occupied Thedford's ford and Clayton's Brigade crossed to the west side at dark. Preston's Division occupied Dalton's ford in the afternoon and Gracie's Brigade crossed to the west side at dark. At daylight of the
19th the remaining brigades of both Divisions crossed the river and Preston's Division moving in the direction of Lee and Gordon's Mills formed line of battle near Hunt's and then moved forward to the high ground in the bend of the Chickamauga and formed in
column of brigades and thus remained until noon when it moved to the right and occupied the line vacated by Stewart's Division which at that hour was detached and sent to Cheatham's support. At 3 o'clock Trigg's Brigade was sent to support Hood who was hotly
engaged in front of Viniard's. Stewart's Division had been formed at an early hour on the right of Preston facing westward with Bushrod R. Johnson's Division on its right.
This monument is Not
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 54.091 W 85° 15.114.
Parking is available on Viniard Road
N 34° 54.0922 W 85° 15.0982
To reach this monument:
Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road.
Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the right when traveling east. This tablet is located on the south side of the roadway, at the western end of a parking area.
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
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.
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