Harker's Brigade Tablet

Sept 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Harker's Brigade Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/08/05 13:44:20
1. Harker's Brigade Plaque

No. 20-A
Harker's Brigade.
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Col. Charles G. Harker.

Sept. 19, 1863, morning.

3rd Kentucky - Colonel Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio - Colonel Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio - Lieutenant Colonel Horatio N. Whitbeck.
125th Ohio - Colonal Emerson Opdycke.
Ohio 6th Battery - Captain Cullen Bradley.

This Brigade was the first of the Union army to reach Lee and Gordon's Mill. It left Rossville early in the morning of September 11th, and bivouacked at the mill at night, being joined by General Wood with Buell's Brigade at 8:30 P.M. from the 12th until the 19th of September the Brigade was engaged in various movements in the vicinity of Lee and Gordon's. At 3 P.M. September 19th the two brigades, with Harker's in advance, were ordered toward the action then progressing at Viniard's.

Harker's Brigade and 21st Army Corps  Plaques, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/08/05 13:45:01
2. Harker's Brigade and 21st Army Corps Plaques

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL] No. 20-A [UR] U

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 53.0799  W 85° 16.0642. Map it

The monument is located outside of the park.

Parking is available on Lee-Gordon Mill Circle near  N 34° 53.0017  W 85° 16.1046 .
Residential street.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Twenty-First Army Corps Plaque (MT-470) (here, next to this marker) ; 4th Georgia Cavalry Marker (MT-1283) (about 140 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-534) (about 390 feet away) ; Crittenden's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-469) (about 398 feet away) ; 36th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-683) (about 444 feet away) ; 3rd Georgia Cavalry Marker (MT-1281) (about 498 feet away) ; 88th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-708) (about 543 feet away) ; Lytle's Brigade Plaque (MT-615) (about 547 feet away) ; 2nd Georgia Cavalry Marker (MT-1278) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Buell's Brigade tablet (MT-557) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Thomas’ Corps sign (MT-423W) (approx. 0.9 miles away) ; Hall's House (MT-1448) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; 59th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-692) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Post's Brigade Tablet (MT-623) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; 74th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-695) (approx. 1.2 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Harker's Brigade on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-591.

Comments about this monument:
This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. This plaque were installed by the War Department in 1890.

Lee and Gordon's Mill, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/08/05 13:53:56
3. Lee and Gordon's Mill

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


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