Hood's Division Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863 3:30 pm

Battle of Chickamauga

Hood's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:17:29
1. Hood's Division Tablet

Hood's Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General E. McIver Law.
September 20, 1863.
Law's Brigade, - Colonel James L. Sheffield.
Robertson's Brigade, - Brigadier General J.B. Robertson.
Benning's Brigade, - Brigadier General H.L. Benning.

About 3:30 p.m. Robert's and Benning's Brigades, with Trigg's Brigade of Preston's Division on their left, became heavily engaged with Heg's and Carlin's Brigades, they having Wilder's Brigade of mounted infantry on the left, and Barnes' Brigade to their right. At 3:45 p.m. Heg and Carlin had been forced back to the west side of the LaFayette road at Viniard's. The arrival of Buell's and Bradley's Brigades from Lee and Gordon's Mill restored the Union lines, and with the assistance of Wilder's Brigade and several batteries collected south of Viniard's. Hood's two brigades were forced back into the forest east of Viniard's at sundown.

Hood's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/11 11:17:26
2. Hood's Division Tablet

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.230  W 85° 15.563. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road .

To reach this monument:
Marker is on Viniard Road east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. This tablet is located on the north side of the roadway, within a distant view of the Viniard field and a more distant view of the LaFayette Road.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Robertson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1207) (Is only 99 feet away) ; 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-684) (about 282 feet away) ; 15th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1303) (about 485 feet away) ; 101st Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1029) (about 494 feet away) ; Carlin's Brigade Tablet (MT-561) (about 512 feet away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-676) (about 519 feet away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1079) (about 526 feet away) ; 26th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-980) (about 539 feet away) ; Site of Log School House (MT-1444) (about 566 feet away) ; Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-602) (about 600 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-535) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Monument (MT-858) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 20th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1308) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 35th Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-680) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Benning's Brigade Tablet (MT-1133) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Hood's Division on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1097.

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.

Hood's Division Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on July 12, 2017
3. Hood's Division Tablet
View of the tablet looking west along the Viniard Road, with a distant view of the Viniard field (on the left) and a more distant view of the LaFayette Road. 

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


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