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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.
Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm.
Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
September 20, 1863.

41st Alabama, - Colonel Martin L. Stansel.
2nd Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hewitt.
4th Kentucky, - Major Thomas W. Thompson.
6th Kentucky, - Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
6th Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel Martin H. Cofer.
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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At 9:45 a.m. the brigade advanced as the left of its division from a line 400 yards in rear of this point came under heavy fire from the front and an enfilading fire of infantry and artillery from the left. The formation from right to left was 6th and 4th Kentucky, 41st Alabama, 9th and 2nd Kentucky. In advancing the 6th and 4th Kentucky and six companies of the 41st Alabama passed to the right of the Union breastworks and continued with the rest of the division to the Lafayette road. The 2nd and 9th Kentucky and four companies of the 41st Alabama struck the breastworks and were repulsed in
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.
three successive assaults General Helm being killed on this ground while rallying his line. This portion of the brigade was then moved to the right and there formed out of fire with the rest of the brigade.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1163.)
 
Location. 34° 56.004′ N, 85° 15.269′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Alexander Bridge Road and Battleline Road, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. This monument is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the north side of the national park's battlefield tour roadway called Alexander Bridge Road. 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. Breckinridge's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 24th South Carolina Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 5th Georgia Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Peyton H. Colquit Memorial Shell Monument
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.
(within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry Regiment (CSA) Marker (within shouting distance of this marker); 1st Confederate Georgia, 2nd Battalion Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Gist's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 looking south along the park walking trail, through the woods where this Brigade was located.
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 and the park walking trail that goes beyond this marker, off into the woods beyond the marker.
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 north along the park walking trail, through the woods where this Brigade was located, towards additional Confederate monuments and markers.
Helm's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 11, 2015
7. Helm's Brigade Marker
View of the marker, looking west through the woods, in the direction of the Union monuments and markers.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 207 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on August 15, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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