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Near Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

J. Beatty's Brigade

Negley's Division

 

—Thomas’ Corps. —

 
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1. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Beatty's Brigade.
Negley's Division, - Thomas' Corps.
Brigader General John Beatty
September 19, 1863, 2 A.M., 1st Position.

104th Illinois, - Lieutenant Colonel Douglas Hapeman.
42nd Indiana, - Lieutenant Colonel William T.B. McIntire.
88th Indiana, - Colonel George Humphrey.
15th Kentucky, - Colonel Marion C. Taylor.
Bridges' (Ill.) Battery, - Captain Lyman Bridges.

Beatty's Brigade relieved Grose's Brigade of Palmer's Division on this ground about 2 o'clock in the morning of September 19th. At daylight the skirmishers of Helm's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division advanced from Glass' Mill and engaged the skirmishers of Beatty's Brigade about the cabin midway between the lines. Soon after five pieces of Cobb's, and next four pieces of Slocomb's Battery of that Brigade, supported by its infantry, took position on the west side of the river near the mill. The Batteries opened fire and were responded to by Bridge's Battery on this line, soon reenforced by three pieces from Battery M, 1st Ohio, of Stanley's Brigade of Negley's Division. The fighting was confined to the Batteries and the skirmishers, and continued about three hours, when Helm's Brigade was withdrawn to the east bank of the river and marched with its Division towards the Confederate right. About 5
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
2. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of the approximate location of the missing tablets, along the northern side of the Glass Mill Road. According to Jim Ogden the Beatty tablet was right next to the Negley tablets.
o'clock p.m. Beatty's Brigade was withdrawn to Crawfish Springs whence it followed the other Brigades of Negley's Division to the vicinity of Widow Glenn's House, where it remained in reserve during the night.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-544.)
 
Location. Marker is missing. It was located near 34° 51.252′ N, 85° 17.166′ W. Marker was near Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker was on Glass Mill Road west of Lofton Lane, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); a different marker also named Glass's Mill Battle Site (approx. 0.7 miles away); Cavalry Corps. (approx. 1.1 miles away); 11th Michigan Infantry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Crawfish Spring (approx. 1.2 miles away); North and South Reunited (approx. 1.2 miles away); Sickness at Camp Thomas (approx. 1.2 miles away); Wheeler's Cavalry Corps (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
More about this marker. According to James Ogden,
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of the intersection of Lofton Lane with the Glass Mill Road, which is the site of the missing Beatty's Brigade tablet.
the historian for the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, this particular tablet,"...used to stand on Glass Mill Road near the Negley's Division tablet..."
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of both the missing tablet site (on left side of roadway) and the street intersection, looking east (in the direction of the Confederate forces at the bridge over West Chickamauga Creek) along the Glass Mill Road.
J. Beatty's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. J. Beatty's Brigade Marker
View of both the missing tablet site (on right side of roadway) and the street intersection, looking west (in the direction of the village of Chickamauga) along the Glass Mill Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on April 30, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 86 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on May 1, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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