Croxton’s Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.655 W 085° 16.119
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Quick Description: The Croxton’s Brigade table is located on Snodgrass Hill on Vittetoe Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863, at noon.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/1/2015 10:30:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMNM3D
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Croxton’s Brigade, commanded by Col. John T. Croxton and Col. Wm. H. Hays 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 eight monuments to Croxton’s Brigade on the battlefield.

Text on the plaque reads:
Croxton’s Brigade
Brannan’s Division Thomas’ Corps.
Col. John T. Croxton.
Col. Wm. H. Hays.
Sept. 20, 1863. Afternoon.

4th Kentucky Maj. John M. Kelly.
14th Ohio Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingbury.
10th Kentucky Lieut. Col. Gabriel C. Wharton.
10th Indiana (one Company).

While Harker’s brigade was holding the head of Longstreet’s column in check in the northern extremity of the Dyer field, portions of Croxton’s and Connell’s brigades were forming on this line, they having been driven from the Poe farm by Longstreet’s command. Croxton having been wounded, Colonel Hayes succeeded to the command. Portions of the 10th and 4th Kentucky, and 14th Ohio rallied here. The 10th and 74th Indiana of this brigade moved to the left when the break occurred in fault with Reynolds’ division during the rest of the day, and when that division was withdrawn from the field about 5:30 P.M. one company at the 10th Indiana rejoined its brigade near this position. The line at this point maintained its position until the close of the battle, and withdrew about 7.30 to Rossville by McFarland’s gap.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-573.

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