Gracie’s Brigade Tablet - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Gracie’s Brigade tablet is located along Vittetoe Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863, at 4:30 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2015 10:10:43 AM
Waymark Code: WMNM38
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Gracie’s Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Jr. in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863 at 4:30 pm. This is one of three monuments to Gracie’s Brigade on the battlefield.

Text on the plaque reads:
No. 81
Gracie’s Brigade
Preston’s Division – Buckner’s Corps.
Brig. Gen. Archibald Gracie, Jr.
Sept. 20, 1863, 4.30 P. M., 2d Position
43d Alabama – Col. Young M. Moody.
1st Alabama Battalion - Lieut. Col. John H. Holt, Capt. George W. Huguley.
2d Alabama Battalion – Lieut. Col. Bolling Hall, Jr. Capt W.D. Walden.
3d Alabama Battalion – Lieut. Col. John W. A. Sanford.
4th Alabama Battalion – Maj. John D. McLennan.
63d Tennessee – Lieut. Col. Abraham Fulkerson. Maj. John A. Aiken.

This Brigade, with its Division was moved from the vicinity of the Brotherton house about 4 o’clock, in passed to the front of Kersaw’s line on this ground. It at once assaulted Stanley’s and Brannan’s lines, and carried the high spur in front of this position. Holding it about an hour. Shortly after sunset, by rallying all available men, the point was recaptured by Stanley’s Brigade.

Strength in action Sept. 20, 2003 officers and men. Casualties: killed 90; wounded 608; missing 27; total 725. Percentage of loss in one hour and a half 36.2.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1156.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Gracie’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: Confederate

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