Dibrell's Brigade Tablet - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 56.387 W 085° 14.415
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Quick Description: Monument to Dibrell's Brigade is located on Reed's Bridge Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/26/2014 11:53:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMMYYF
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to Dibrell's Brigade is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is one of two monuments to Dibrell's Brigade on the battlefield. It marks their location on Sept. 19, 1863 at noon.

Text on the front of the tablet
No. 30-A
Dibrell’s Brigade.
Armstrong’s Division – Forrest’s Corps.
Col. George G. Dibrell.
Sept. 19, 1863. Noon, 2d Position

4th Tennessee - Col. Wm. S. McLemore.
8th Tennessee - Capt. Hamilton McGinnis.
9th Tennessee - Col. Jacon B. Biffle.
10th Tennessee - Col. Nicholas Nickleby Cox.
11th Tennessee - Col. Daniel Wilson Holman.
Shaw’s Battalion
O. P. Hamiltion’s Battalion – Consolidate -
R. D. Allison’s Squadron Maj. Joseph Shae.
Huggins’ (Freeman’s) Tennessee Battery – Capt. A. L. Huggins
Morton’s Tennessee Battery – Capt. John W. Morton, Jr.

At noon Dibrell’s Brigade moved to the left from VanDerveer’s front, where it had been severely engaged, and formed in the low ground north of the Ringgold Road and beyond VanDerveer’s left flank, with the purpose of turning it. The movement, however, was discovered and when Dibrell’s troops advanced they found VanDerveer formed on the crest above them, his infantry supported by ten guns. Dibrell’s line, dismounted, assaulted with great spirit, but was repulsed after advancing to within 40 paces of the infantry and there receiving and enfilading fire from eight field pieces and a direct infantry fire from VanDerveer’s entire line, further assisted on its right center by two pieces of artillery.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1150A

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. Wikipedia - George Gibbs Dibrell
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
4. CWBFM - Dibrell's Brigade

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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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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