Benning's Brigade Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 4 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Bennings's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 10:48:47
1. Bennings's Brigade Tablet

Bennings's Brigade
Hood's Division. - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Henry L. Benning.
September 19, 1863, 4 P.M., 2nd 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.

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.

Bennings's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 10:48:39
2. Bennings's Brigade Tablet

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.295  W 85° 15.676. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette road near  N 34° 54.2676  W 85° 15.6875 .
Parking is available on the west side of Lafayette road, Tour Stop 5. There is also a cross walk here.

To reach this monument:
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.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-592) (a few steps from this marker) ; 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-680) (Is only 31 feet away) ; 20th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1308) (Is only 58 feet away) ; 17th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1306) (Is only 58 feet away) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Monument (MT-858) (about 122 feet away) ; Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-602) (about 153 feet away) ; Site of Log School House (MT-1444) (about 166 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-535) (about 195 feet away) ; 2nd Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1296) (about 203 feet away) ; 15th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1303) (about 204 feet away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (about 307 feet away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-676) (about 326 feet away) ; 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-826) (about 397 feet away) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (about 424 feet away) ; Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (MT-424) (about 498 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Benning's Brigade on the battlefield

Other monuments to the Benning's Brigade on others battlefields:

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

Comments about this monument:
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.

Bennings's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 10:48:42
3. Bennings's Brigade Tablet

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Marker
Level: Brigade
Military Arm: Combined Arms


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