Brannan’s Division Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Brannan’s Division plaque is located along a wooded path off of Reed's Bridge Road. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863 from 2 to 5 P.M.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/29/2015 11:33:44 AM
Waymark Code: WMNA5F
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Brannan’s Division, commanded by Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863 2 to 5 P.M. This is one of six plaques to Brannan’s Division on the battlefield.

To reach this monument:
Park on Reeds Bridge Road at Forest Road near the Tennessee Artillery monument. Follow the path south passing the Smith's Brigade plaque until you reach the Brannan’s Division plaque.

Text on the plaque reads:
Brannan’s Division - Thomas’ Corps.
Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan.
Sept. 19, 1863. 2 to 5 P.M., 2nd Position

1st Brigade - Col. John M. Connell.
2nd Brigade - Col. John T. Croxton.
3rd Brigade - Col. Ferdinand Van Derveer.

After the close of the fighting in the vicinity of Jay’s Mill, Brannan’s division was assembled in this glade, where it remained until nearly 5 o’clock P.M. It was then dispatched to the Dyer Field to assist in restoring the line which had been broken by Stewart’s Division at the Poe and Brotherton places. The appearance of Brannan’s troops in the northern extremity of the Dyer Field, while Negley’s Division was approaching it from the south caused the withdrawal of Stewart’s line. The division bivouacked on the slope west of the Dyer House.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-495.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Federal Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Brannan’s Division 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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