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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Helm's Brigade

Breckinridge's Division.

 

—Hill's Corps. —

 
Helm's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
1. Helm's Brigade Marker
Inscription. Text on the First Tablet:

Helm's Brigade.
Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
September 20, 1863, 10 a.m.

41st Alabama, - Colonel Martin L. Stansel.
2nd Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hewitt.
2nd Kentucky, - Major James W. Moss.
4th Kentucky, - Major Thomas W. Thompson.
6th Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel Martin H. Cofer.
9th Kentucky, - Colonel John W. Caldwell.
9th Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel John C. Wickliffe.
Cobb's (Kentucky) Battery, - Captain Robert Cobb.

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Text on the Second Tablet:

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In the advance of Breckinridge's division from east of the Kelly field the 6th Kentucky on the right of the brigade the 4th Kentucky next in line with it and six companies of the 41st Alabama cleared the Union log works on the east line of the Kelly field and reached this line. In the advance they struck the 15th Kentucky and 104th Illinois of John Beatty's brigade in front and flank pressed them back and at this point captured two guns of Bridge's battery attached to that brigade. This portion of Helm's brigade under the command of Colonel J. H. Lewis of the 6th Kentucky was then withdrawn
Helm's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
2. Helm's Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the first tablet.
and reformed with the left of the brigade near the position from which it originally advanced.
Strength in action September 20, 1404 officers and men.
Casualties killed 63 wounded 408.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 1164.)
 
Location. 34° 56.172′ N, 85° 15.584′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Road and Glenn-Kelly Road, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Road. Click for map. This maker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, The marker is located along the main road that runs north to south through the national park, a short distance south of the national park's visitor's center. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Bridges' Illinois Battery (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Bridges' Illinois Battery (a few steps from this marker); Kentucky State Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); To The Left of the Union Line (within shouting
Helm's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
3. Helm's Brigade Marker
A close-up view of the text on the second tablet.
distance of this marker); 88th Indiana Regiment (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Negley's Division (about 400 feet away); Beatty's Brigade (about 400 feet away); 42nd Indiana Regiment (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the monument number for this marker and the marker's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System)."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Helm's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
4. Helm's Brigade Marker
View of the marker, seen from across the intersection of Lafayette and Glenn-Kelly Roads.
Helm's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
5. Helm's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking north along the Lafayette Road.
Helm's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
6. Helm's Brigade Marker
View of the marker looking south along the Glenn-Kelly Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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