Helm's Brigade Historical

Helm's Brigade Historical (HM1Y3Y)

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

N 34° 51.227', W 85° 16.457'

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Breckinridge's Division

—Hill's Corps —

Helm's Brigade.
Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.
Brigadier General Benjamin Hardin Helm.
Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
September 19, 1863, 9 a.m.

41st Alabama, - Colonel Martin L. Stansel.
2nd Kentucky, - Lieutenant Colonel James W. Hewitt.
4th Kentucky, - Colonel Joesph P. Nuckols.
6th Kentucky, - Colonel Joseph H. Lewis.
9th Kentucky, - Colonel John W. Caldwell.
Cobb's (Kentucky) Battery, - Captain Robert Cobb


On the afternoon of the 18th of Sept. the 2nd Kentucky crossed the Chickamauga at Glass' Mill and was deployed as skirmishers. Early in the morning of the 19th the remaining infantry of the brigade with two pieces of Cobb's Battery crossed the river accompanied by four pieces of Slocomb's (Louisiana) Battery of Adam's Brigade. Slocomb's Rifled section was posted on a bluff on the east side of the stream above the mill. The enemy's line — John Beatty's Brigade of Negley's Division — was formed across the road on the high ground at the opposite side of the open fields from the mill, with skirmishers thrown forward to the cabin in front of their position. Bridges' six gun battery of Beatty's line re-enforced with three guns of Battery M. 1st Ohio, from Stanley's Brigade, opened upon Helm's line. The batteries were engaged for about three hours when Helm's Brigade was withdrawn to the east side of the river and marched with its division to the Confederate right, recrossing the river at Alexander's Bridge after dark.
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HM NumberHM1Y3Y
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Monday, May 1st, 2017 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)31N E 166021 N 0
Decimal Degrees34.85378333, -85.27428333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 51.227', W 85° 16.457'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 51' 13.62" N, 85° 16' 27.42" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1115-1199 Glass Mill Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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