Wood's Division Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 3:30 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Wood's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:07:23
1. Wood's Division Tablet

No. 25 U
Wood's Division - Crittenden's Corps
Brigadier General Thomas J. Wood.
Sept. 20th, 1863, 9:30 A.M.

1st Brigade - Colonel George P. Buell.
2d Brigade - Brigadier General George D. Wagner.
3d Brigade - Colonel Charles G. Harker.

General Wood, with Buell's and Harker's Brigades - Wagner's being at Chattanooga - arrived at Viniard's at 3:30 p.m. Harker charged up the LaFayette road beyond Davis' left, and sent two of his regiments, the 64th and the 125th Ohio, into action in the woods east of the road, while he proceeded farther north with his other two regiments, the 65th Ohio and 3d Kentucky, and fell upon the rear of Fulton's Brigade of Bushrod Johnson's Division, which had crossed to the west side of the LaFayette Road south of Brotherton's and was engaging Van Cleve, and forced it back east of the road. Buell's Brigade was first formed behind Heg's Brigade of Davis' men at this point, and was carried away with them, but later, with Bradley's Brigade of Sheridan's Division on its right east of the road, and, after having been twice forced back, with the assistance of Wilder's Brigade and a number of batteries west of the road, the enemy was driven into the woods east of Viniard's at sunset. Harken rejoined the Division near this place at dark.

Wood's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:07:10
2. Wood's Division Tablet
The tablet to Heg's Brigade is visible in the background. 

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UL] No. 25 [UR] U

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.263  W 85° 15.678. 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 a cross walk here. Parking is also available on Viniard Road.

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.

Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-602) (Is only 49 feet away) ; Site of Log School House (MT-1444) (Is only 70 feet away) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Monument (MT-858) (Is only 73 feet away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (about 122 feet away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-676) (about 141 feet away) ; 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-680) (about 164 feet away) ; 15th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1303) (about 175 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-592) (about 183 feet away) ; 20th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1308) (about 188 feet away) ; Benning's Brigade Tablet (MT-1133) (about 195 feet away) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (about 231 feet away) ; 17th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1306) (about 239 feet away) ; Hans C. Heg Memorial Shell Monument (MT-424) (about 337 feet away) ; 2nd Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1296) (about 385 feet away) ; 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-684) (about 474 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Wood's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-535.

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. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

Wood's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:07:03
3. Wood's Division Tablet
The tablet to Heg's Brigade is visible in the background to the left (west). 

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


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