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Connell’s Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.652 W 085° 16.124
16S E 658127 N 3866374
Quick Description: The Connell’s Brigade tablet is located on Snodgrass Hill on Vittetoe Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863, at noon.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 10:19:25 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQVF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Connell’s Brigade, commanded by Col. Morton C. Hunter s in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863 at 4:30 pm. This is one of four monuments to Connell’s Brigade on the battlefield.

Text on the plaque reads:
Connell’s Brigade
Brannan’s Division, Thomas’ Corps.
Col. Morton C. Hunter
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon

82nd IndianaCol. Morton C. Hunter.
17th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Durbin Ward.
31st Ohio, Col. Moses B. Walker

Upon Longstreet’s central column piercing the union line at Brotherton’s, Hood’s division inclined to the right, striking Connell’s brigade in front and on the right flank and forcing it to the rear in disorder. The greater part of it retired towards Rossville. Portions of the 82nd Indiana, the 17th and 31st Ohio, in all about 160 men, with fragments of other regiments rallied on this line and fought here until the close of the battle under Col. Morton C Hunter, Col. Moses B Walker, 31st Ohio and Lieut. Col. Durbin Ward, 17th Ohio, the last two being severely wounded.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-565.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Connell’s Brigade Tablet

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

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Type of memorial: Plaque

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