E. King's Brigade (USA) Plaque - Chickamauga National Military Park
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Quick Description: This plaque to King's Brigade is located on the west side of Lafayette Road across from Poe's Field, Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on the morning of September 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/17/2012 11:11:11 AM
Waymark Code: WME89B
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Long Description:
This plaque describes the actions on King's Brigade during the Battle of Chickamauga fought September 19–20, 1863. King's's Brigade was commanded by Col. Edward A. King and consisted of the 68th Indiana, 75th Indiana, 101st Indiana, 105th Ohio, and the Indiana Light, 19th Battery. The plaque is blue indicating that it was a Union brigade. The plaque describes the action on the morning of September 20, 1863.

The plaque reads:
King’s Brigade
Reynold’s Division,
Thomas’ Corps.
Col. Edward A. King.
Sept. 20, 1863, Morning
68th Indiana,
Capt. Edmund Finn.
75th Indiana,
Col. Milton S. Robinson.
101st Indiana,
Lieut. Col. Thomas Doan.
105th Ohio,
Maj. George T. Perkins
Indiana Light, 19th Battery,
Lieut. Robert S. Lackey.
The brigade first formed west of the Lafayette Road and facing it being in echelon to the right and rear of Turchin’s Brigade, and connecting with the left of Brannan’s Division. There was a heavy attack after 10 A.M. from Stewart's troops, which after severe fighting was repulsed. Upon the retreat of Brannan, King’s Brigade was moved across the road until its left joined Turchin’s right which had been refused, and its line then faced the Poe House, where it remained without serious engagement during the early afternoon.

In his after action report, Col. Edward A. King, states the following:

September 18 was relieved by Johnsons division, Twentieth Corps, and took up the line of march for Crawfish Spring. Lay in the road most of the night.

September 19 at 9 a. in., took first position in line of battle, near Widow Glenns house, about 3 miles from Crawfish Spring. Went into action at 3 p. in., engaging Cheathams division; were pressed heavily; troops on right and left giving way, were forced by over- powering numbers to retire, losing one piece of artillery. At 7 p. m. took position in new line of battle to the left of former position, on ground occupied during the day by Van Cleves division, Twenty-first Corps.

September 20 at 9.30 a. in., heavily engaged by troops of Longstreets corps. Troops on the right giving way, thus breaking the line, the One hundred and fifth Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, held in reserve, was ordered up for a charge on the column of the enemy about piercing the line. The regiment, numbering about 900 men, went in gallantly, cutting up and routing the enemys troop's of Adams brigade, Johnstons army, bringing off General Adams, wounded, and 26 prisoners. During the engagement four of the five pieces of our artillery were disabled by great depression, double-shotting, and rapid firing. The axle-tree of one breaking, it was abandoned. From 12.30 to 4 p. m. comparative quiet. At 5 p. m. ordered to retire. Cut our way out under heavy fire of shot, shell, and canister. Retired to Rossville.

September 21 lay at Rossville in line of battle.

September 22 at 1 a. in., retired to Chattanooga, and took position on the right of General Negleys division, our left resting on Fort Negley. Remainder of the month remained in camp doing heavy picket and fatigue duty.

Source: The war of the rebellion: a compilation of the official records of the Union and Confederate armies; Volume XXX; Part 1 – Reports; OR 71 - Col. Edward A. King, Sixty–eighth Indiana,Infantry, commanding Second Brigade, Page 470
The Civil War in Georgia - The Chickamauga Campaign; Official Records Index to Volume XXX, Chapter XLII, Part 1

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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