Stanley’s Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Stanley’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 11:35:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMNQVY
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Stanley’s Brigade, commanded by Col. Timothy R. Stanley and Col. W. L. Stoughton 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 four monuments to Stanley’s Brigade on the battlefield.

Text on the plaque reads:
Stanley’s Brigade.
Negley’s Division, Thomas’ Corps.
Col. Timothy R. Stanley.
Col. W. L. Stoughton.
Sept. 20, 1863, Afternoon.

19th Illinois, Lieut. Col. Alexander W. Raffen.
11th Michigan, Col. William L. Stoughton.
Lieut. Col. Melvin Mudge.
18th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Chas. H. Grosvenor.

The brigade arrived on this ground from the woods west of the north end of the Kelly field a little before noon. The 18th Ohio was placed at the Snodgrass house in support to Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery. The 11th Michigan was on the left of the front line and the 19th Illinois on the right both facing east. Col. Stanley was wounded at noon and Col. Stoughton took command. The assaults on the position by Kershaw’s brigade were continuous and persistent from one o’clock until four. At 4.30 Gracie’s brigade came to the assistance of Kershaw’s and about 5 P.M. carried the point on the Hill in front of Stanley. At 6 o’clock the 18th Ohio was brought up and formed behind the crest charged forward and with the assistance of the other regiments retook the position. This closed the fighting on that part of the line. It 7.15 the brigade followed Harker’s withdrawal by McFarland’s Gap to Rossville. Casualties in the battle: killed 20 wounded 146 captured or missing 49 total 215.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-634.

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

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

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