Hood's Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry L. Benning.
September 19, 1863, 4 P.M., 2nd Position
||Lieutenant Colonel William S. Shepherd.
Major W.W. Charlton.
||Colonel Dudley M. DuBose.
Major P.J. Shannon.
||Lieutenant Colonel Charles W. Matthews.
||Colonel J.D. Waddell.
The Brigade moving from the crest in the woods northeast of this position, held this line until after 4 p.m., being heavily engaged with Carlin's and Heg's Brigades, supported by Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry. About 3:30 p.m. Harker's Brigade followed
by Buell's arrived from Lee and Gordon's Mill, and reenforced the Union line. Harker passed north, and the rest of the Union line was driven across the fields west of Viniard's. Benning occupying the ground around the Viniard house with his advance in the
ravine. The Union forces rallied and re-occupied this ground, forcing Benning to withdraw into the forest in his rear at sunset.
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 54.295 W 85° 15.676.
Parking is available on Lafayette road
N 34° 54.2676 W 85° 15.6875
To reach this monument:
Parking is available on the west side of Lafayette road, Tour Stop 5. There is also a cross walk here.
Marker is on LaFayette Road north of Viniard Road, on the right when traveling north. This tablet is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, and is one of a number of monuments, markers, and tablets that are situated in the area near the log school house.
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
Approximately 700 metal position and descriptive markers with raised lettering were installed on the Chickamauga Battlefield 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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