Benning’s Brigade Plaque - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This plaque to Benning’s Brigade is located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield. The marker is along a wooded path behind the line of markers to the union forces.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/11/2012 4:17:29 PM
Waymark Code: WMDZ12
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member LSUMonica
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Long Description:
This plaque describes the actions on Benning’s Brigade during the Battle of Chickamauga fought September 19–20, 1863. Benning’s Brigade was commanded by Brig. Gen. Henry Lewis Benning and consisted of the 2d Georgia Infantry, the 15th Georgia Infantry, the 17th Georgia Infantry and the 20th Georgia Infantry. The lettering on the plaque is red indicating that was a Confederate brigade. The plaque describes the action at 11:30 a.m. on September 20, 1863.

The plaque reads:
Benning’s Brigade
Hood’s Division,
Longstreet’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Henry L. Benning.
Sept. 20, 1863, 11:30 A.M.
2d Georgia
Maj. W. W. Charlton.
15th Georgia,
Maj. P. J. Shannon.
17th Georgia
Lieut. Col. Charles W. Matthews.
20th Georgia,
Col. J. D. Waddell.
This brigade being the right of the second line of the Division advanced about 11:15 A.M. from low ground beyond the first crest east of this point and attacked Brannan’s Division which was forced to the rear. The Brigade capturing four pieces of artillery followed until the Division was checked by a portion of Wood’s troops formed on the high ground in the north end of the Dyer field. At that point McLaws’ Division which had followed in the track of Hood’s passed to the front and engaged Wood’s line. Benning’s Brigade remained in the forest east of Dyer’s Field.
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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