Monument

Humphreys' Brigade Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, 7 A.M.

Battle of Chickamauga



Humphrey's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/25 12:27:45
1. Humphrey's Brigade Tablet
 

Inscription:
Humphreys' Brigade.
McLaws' Division - Longstreet's Corps.
Brigadier General Benjamin G. Humphreys.
September 20, 1863, 7 A.M.

13th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel Kennon McElroy.
17th Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel John C. Fiser.
18th Mississippi - Captain W. F. Hubbard.
21st Mississippi - Lieutenant Colonel D.N. Moody.

This Brigade arrived at Alexander's Bridge from Virginia at 2 o'clock A.M. September 20th, and in the morning took its position on the left of Kershaw's Brigade in the third or rear Division line of Longstreet's central column. It moved forward from this position in the general advance at 11:15 A.M.



Humphrey's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/25 12:27:40
2. Humphrey's Brigade Tablet
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.109  W 85° 15.337. Map it


To reach this monument:
Brotherton Road east of LaFayette Road.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.




Other monuments to the Humphreys Brigade on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1164A.



Comments about this monument:
Most of these tablets and plaques have integrity of location, design, setting, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association to the historically significant period of Commemorative/Park Development (1895-1899).

Approximately 700 metal position and descriptive markers with raised lettering were installed on the Chickamauga/ Chattanooga 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.


Humphrey's Brigade Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Dale K. Benington, on
3. Humphrey's Brigade Tablet
A distant view of the featured tablet (seen on the left side of the picture), looking west along the Brotherton Road. 
Benjamin Grubb Humphreys, click photo to enlarge.
By Library of Congress, on
4. Benjamin Grubb Humphreys
 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on October 08, 2020. This page has been viewed 10 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on October 08, 2020. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 10/08/2020 by Byron Hooks.


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