Starkweather’s Brigade Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Starkweather’s Brigade plaque is located along a wooded path off of Reed's Bridge Road. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863 at 2:00 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/5/2015 11:26:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMN6N3
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Starkweather’s Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. John C. Starkweather 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 2:00 pm. This is one of four plaques to Starkweather’s Brigade on the battlefield.

To reach this monument:
From the parking area on Reed’s Bridge Road, follow the path south west. Pass the marker for the 82nd Indiana Regiment.

Text on the plaque reads:
No. 5-A

Starkweather’s Brigade
Baird’s Division – Thomas’ Corps.
Brig. Gen. John C. Starkweather.
Sept. 19, 1863, 2 P. M., 2d Position.

24th Illinois - Col. Geza Mihalotzy.
- Capt. August Mauff.
79th Pennsylvania - Col. Henry A. Hambright.
1st Wisconsin - Lieut. Col. George B. Bingham.
21st Wisconsin - Lieut. Col. Harrison C. Hobart.
- Capt. Charles H. Walker.
4th Indiana Battery - Lieut. Henry J. Willits.

Baird’s Division, upon withdrawing from the lines of its morning fighting, was assembled on this ground about 2 P.M. Toward 4 o’clock this Brigade with Scribner’s was sent forward to support Johnson’s Division then in isolated position much in advance of the general line. This took the Brigade over the line of its morning engagement, and many of its wounded were recovered. At dusk both Brigades were involved in the night attack of Cleburne’s Division.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-636.

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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