Cruft's Brigade Historical

Cruft's Brigade Historical (HM1TPW)

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

N 34° 55.673', W 85° 15.355'

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Palmer's Division

—Crittenden's Corps —

Cruft's Brigade
Palmer's Division - Crittenden's Corps.
Brigadier General Charles Cruft.

September 20, 1863 - 1st Position.
31st Indiana - Colonel John T. Smith.
1st Kentucky - Lieutenant Colonel Alva R. Hadlock.
2d Kentucky - Colonel Thomas D. Sedgewick.
90th Ohio - Colonel Charles H. Rippey.
1st Ohio Light Battery B, Lieutenant Norman A. Baldwin.

The Brigade as the left of Palmer's Division was formed on this ground during the night of September 19th, with the Battery on the right of the first line, the 31st Indiana on its left, the 2d Kentucky being the left of the front line. The second line, which relieved the regiments in front about 11 A.M., consisted of the 90th Ohio and the 1st Kentucky.
The Brigade was so strongly protected by log works that not an enlisted man was killed and but few wounded while occupying them. The attacks made by the enemy up to the time of the general withdrawal were repulsed. About 3 o'clock Hazen's Brigade on its right was sent to Snodgrass Hill, and the second line of Cruft's Brigade took its place. At 5:12 P.M. it was ordered to withdraw across the Kelly field.
The Brigade moved in column of regiments at long intervals, encountering a very severe artillery fire from both
flanks, but suffering little loss. Upon crossing the LaFayette road the Brigade proceeded to Rossville. Strength in action September 19th, 1,408 officers and men. Casualties: killed 24; wounded 213; captured or missing 53; total 290. Percentage of loss, 20.58.
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Saturday, August 13th, 2016 at 9:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659298 N 3866434
Decimal Degrees34.92788333, -85.25591667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.673', W 85° 15.355'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 40.38" N, 85° 15' 21.3" 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 Battleline Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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