Brannan’s Division Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield, GA, USA
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N 34° 56.307 W 085° 14.513
16S E 660560 N 3867629
Quick Description: The Brannan’s Division Plaque is located on Reed's bridge Road. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/4/2014 12:53:10 PM
Waymark Code: WMN0WZ
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Brannan’s Division in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863. This is one of six plaques to Brannan’s Division on the battlefield.



Text on the first plaque reads:
Brannan’s Division Thomas’ Corps.
Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan.
Sept. 19, 1863.

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


Brannan’s division, after advancing from the Lafayette road at McDonald’s, became heavily engaged in this vicinity between 7 and 8 A.M. with Forrest’s Calvary dismounted. Croxton’s Brigade went into action on the next road to the right, and a quarter of a mile near Jay’s Mill. Van Derveer’s brigade became hotly engaged on this ground about 8 o’clock, advancing several hundred yards in a southeasterly direction. Connell’s Brigade acted as a support both to Croxton and Van Derveer. Croxton was the first driven back, but soon regained and held his ground. About 9 A.M Baird’s Division reached the right of Brannan, NS relieved the pressure at that point. Baird was, however, struck in flank by Liddell’s Division, and Baird’s .




From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-494.






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

Note
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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