Pegram’s Division Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Pegram’s Division plaque is located on Jay's Mill Road. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863, at. 7 A. M.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/11/2014 12:20:19 PM
Waymark Code: WMMVXR
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Pegram’s Division of Forrest’s Cavalry Corps in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863, at. 7 A. M.

Text on the plaque reads:
Pegram’s Division Forrest’s Cavalry Corps.
Brig. Gen. John Pegram.
Sept. 19, 1863. 7 A. M.

Davidson’s Brigade    Brig. Gen. H. B. Davidson.
Scott’s Brigade    Col. John S. Scott.

On the afternoon of the 18th Forrest had with him a detachment of Morgan’s command of Scott’s Brigade under R. M. Martin, and his escort, and was joined it Reed’s Bridge by Pegam with Davidson’s Brigade, and assisted in forcing a crossing for Bushrod R. Johnson’s column. Forrest with this part of his command, bivouacked near Alexander’s Bridge. Scotts Brigade was sent on the 18th to operate in the vicinity of Ringgold (Red House) Bridge against the advanced forces of Gordon Granger’s Corps from Rossville. At daylight of the 19th Forrest started to reconnoiter in the vicinity of Reed’s Bridge to protect Bragg’s right flank. At 7.30 Davison’s Brigade of this division became hotly engaged with Croxton’s Brigade of Brannan’s Division near and West of Jay’s Mill. Wilson’s Infantry Brigade of Walker’s Corps was hastily brought over by Forrest from near Alexander’s house at 9 A.M., and an hour later Ector’s Brigade of the same Corps was hastened into the fight. The battle raged fiercely at all points of the line until 1 P.M., at which hour both Calvary and Infantry Brigades had been forced back to positions near Jay’s Mill.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1109

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Pegram’s Division Plaque

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.

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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