Brannan's Division

Brannan's Division (HM15T5)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
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N 34° 55.668', W 85° 16.143'

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Thomas' Corps.

— Brid. Gen. John M. Brannon. —

[Text on the First Tablet]:

Brannan's Division - Thomas Corps.
Brig. Gen. John M. Brannan.
Sept. 20, 1863. 1 to 7:30 P.M.
1st Brigade - Col. Morton C. Hunter.
2nd Brigade - Col. William H. Hays.
3rd Brigade - Col. Ferdinand Van Derveer.

When the head of Hood's column pierced the Union line at the Brotherton house, and turned to the right, Brannan's line was taken in flank and rear. Van Derveer's brigade had been dispatched to Baird's assistance at the extreme left. The First and Second brigades, after stout resistance toward their right and rear, were forced back in disorder and parts of them were rallied on this ridge, where were gathered other forces and fragments of regiments numbering in all about 2500. Connell, with the greater part of the First brigade, retreated toward Chattanooga, Col. Morton C. Hunter remaining with less than one-third of the brigade on Snodgrass Hill.


[Text on the Second Tablet]:


Harker's brigade of Wood's division, which had held back Hood's division while Brannan was arranging his line, took position on the open ridge north and east of the Snodgrass house. Smith's battery I, 4th U.S., was at the house, Stanley's brigade of Negley's division next to the right, then Brannan's troops with many fragments of regiments along the line. The Confederates were turning Brannan's right flank when Steedman's division arrived at 2 P.M., driving them away from Brannan's right and rear and prolonging his line on the ridge. VanDerveer's brigade rejoined from the Kelly field at 2:30 and went immediately into battle on Brannan's line to the left of Steedman. The Confederate assaults were heavy and continuous from 1 o'clock till sunset. Fighting having ceased, Brannan's line was withdrawn without molestation at 7:30 by way of McFarland's gap to Rossville. Total strength of the division in action Sept. 19th, 5,998. Losses of the division for both days: killed 325; wounded 1,652; missing 214; total, 2,191. Percentage of loss 36.5.
HM NumberHM15T5
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:18pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658099 N 3866403
Decimal Degrees34.92780000, -85.26905000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.668', W 85° 16.143'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 40.08" N, 85° 16' 8.58" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 700-838 Vittetoe Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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