Croxton's Brigade Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.935 W 085° 14.933
16S E 659933 N 3866929
Quick Description: The Croxton's Brigade plaque is located along a wooded path off of Alexander Bridge Road. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863 at noon.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/2/2015 11:07:46 AM
Waymark Code: WMNEX1
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member QuesterMark
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Croxton's Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. John T. Croxton in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863 at noon. This is one of seven plaques to Croxton's Brigade on the battlefield.

To reach this monument:
Park on Alexander Bridge Road. A path runs east from near the plaques to Breckinridge’s Division (CSA) & 92nd Ohio (USA). Follow this path east. A path running north to Reed's Bridge Road will intersect this path at the Brig. Gen. Benjamin H. Heim headquarters monument. Continue passed the monument along the same path, crossing a small creek to the monument.

Text on the plaque reads:
No. 13-D.
Croxton's Brigade
Brannan’s Division - Thomas’ Corps.
Col. John T. Croxton.
Sept. 19, 1863, noon 3rd Position.

10th Indiana, Lieut. Col. Marsh B. Taylor.
74th Indiana, Col. Charles W. Chapman,
Lieut. Col. Myron Baker.
4th Kentucky, Maj. Robert M. Kelly.
10th Kentucky, Col. William H. Hays.
14th Ohio, Lieut. Col. Henry D. Kingsbury.
1st Ohio Light, Battery C, Lieut. Marco B. Gary.

After Croxton had been relieved by the advance of Baird’s division, he withdrew his brigade to this line to procure ammunition and reorganize. From this position it advanced about noon striking the left flank of Govan’s brigade of Liddell’s division, and gained position on the right of and on a line with its second formation of the morning. After considerable fighting on that ground it was compelled to fall back until it reached a good position where it was relieved by the advance of the troops of Johnson’s division from the direction of the Kelly field, and withdrew to the glade north of that field.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-568.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Federal 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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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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