Buckner's Corps Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 8 am

Battle of Chickamauga

Buckner's Corps Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 12:12:27
1. Buckner's Corps Tablet

Buckner's Corps
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.

Buckner's Corps Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 12:12:17
2. Buckner's Corps Tablet
View of the tablet, looking west along the Viniard Road and at the northwestern edge of the roadside parking area. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.091  W 85° 15.114. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0922  W 85° 15.0982 .
Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road.

To reach this monument:
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.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-758) (about 136 feet away) ; 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-825) (about 310 feet away) ; 17th Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry Marker (MT-784) (about 346 feet away) ; Gregg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1157) (about 415 feet away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1191) (about 486 feet away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (about 502 feet away) ; Hood's Division Tablet (MT-437A) (about 509 feet away) ; Stewart's Division Tablet (MT-1114) (about 557 feet away) ; To Park House Sign (MT-423U) (about 598 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1343) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-759) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Preston's Division Tablet (MT-1111) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-724) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-846) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-812) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Buckner's Corps on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-435.

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.

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


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