Helm's Brigade

Helm's Brigade (HM1MZ1)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 56.172', W 85° 15.584'

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Breckinridge's Division.

— Hill's Corps. —

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.


Text on the Second Tablet:


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 This portion of Helm's brigade under the command of Colonel J. H. Lewis of the 6th Kentucky was then withdrawn and reformed with the left of the brigade near the position from which it originally advanced.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.
HM NumberHM1MZ1
Marker Number1164
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, August 17th, 2015 at 9:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658933 N 3867350
Decimal Degrees34.93620000, -85.25973333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.172', W 85° 15.584'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 10.32" N, 85° 15' 35.04" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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