Beatty's Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.629 W 085° 16.071
16S E 658209 N 3866333
Quick Description: The Samuel Beatty'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, afternoon.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/21/2015 11:12:02 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQVT
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Beatty's Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. Samuel Beatty in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on the afternoon of Sept. 20, 1863. This is one of five monuments to Samuel Beatty 's Brigade on the battlefield. (there is also a J. Beatty)

Text on the plaque reads:
Beatty's Brigade
Van Cleve’s Division, Crittenden’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Samuel Beatty.
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon

79th Indiana, Col. Frederick Knefler
9th Kentucky, Col. George H. Cram.
17th Kentucky, Col. Alexander M. Stout.
19th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Henry G. Stratton.

About 12:30 P.M. parts of the 9th and 17th Kentucky under their commanding officers with officers and men of the 19th Ohio and 79th Indiana in all from 33o to 360 men were rallied at and near this point and with other troops held this position until withdrawn about dark.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-553.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Samuel Beatty'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.

Group that erected the marker: Unknown

Address of where the marker is located. Approximate if necessary:
Snodgrass Hill
Chickamauga National Battlefield
Fort Oglethorpe, GA USA, GA USA

URL of a web site with more information about the history mentioned on the sign: Not listed

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