Turchin's Brigade - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 56.399 W 085° 15.569
16S E 658949 N 3867770
Quick Description: The Turchin's Brigade Plaque is located on the S. side of Chickamauga National Battlefield Visitors Center, on sidewalk just S. of entry loop
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/14/2015 2:05:05 PM
Waymark Code: WMN7RR
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:

County of Plaque: Catoosa County
Location of plaque: Entrance loop to Visitors Center

Plaque Text:

Turchin's Brigade
Reynolds' Division,    Thomas' Corps,
Brig.Gen. JOhn B. Turchin.
Sept. 20, 1863, 6 P.M.
18th Kentucky,     Capt. John B. Heltemes,
11th Ohio       Col. Philander P. Lake,
36th Ohio,    Lieut.Col. Hiram F. Devol,
92nd Ohio,    Lieut.Col. Douglas Putnam, Jr.
Indiana Light 21st Battery, Capt. William F. Andrew
The Brigade by order of Gen. Thomas withdrew from its position southeast of the Kelly Field about 5 p.m. and formed line to protect the retirement of other troops on the left moved by the flank across the Lafayette Road formed in two lines facing north with the right resting on the road and charged through the fields south and west of McDonald's upon the flank of Liddell's division which had just crossed the Lafayette Road at that point from the east. With the aid of artillery and the skirmish line of Dan McCook's Brigade after compelling Liddell to retire from this position with the loss of over 200 prisoners and two guns temporarily abandoned the brigade turned to the left and joined the column retiring on Rossville. Losses for the battle, killed 30 wounded 227. Captured or missing 88 total 343.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1890

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: National Park Service

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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