Walthall's Brigade

Walthall's Brigade (HM20MT)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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N 34° 54.398', W 85° 13.778'

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Liddell's Division

—Walker's Corps —

Walthall's Brigade.
Liddell's Division ...... Walker's Corps.
Brigadier General Edward Cary Walthall.
24th Mississippi, - Lieutenant Colonel R. P. McKelaine.
27th Mississippi, - Colonel James A. Campbell.
29th Mississippi, - Colonel William F. Brantly.
30th Mississippi, - Colonel Junius I. Scales.
34th Mississippi, - Major William G. Pegram.
Fowler's Alabama Battery, - Captain William H. Fowler.
September 18, 1863, 3:30 P.M.


This Brigade being the head of Walker's Corps, which was moving to cross the Chickamauga, appeared before Alexander's Bridge about two o'clock on the afternoon of the 18th of September, under orders to make an attack upon the enemy and take the bridge. The bridge was defended by a portion of Wilder's Brigade of Mounted Infantry armed with "repeating" rifles. Walthall's attack, which was made chiefly by the 29th, 30th and 34th Mississippi Regiments, and Fowler's Battery, the 24th and 27th Regiments meeting but little opposition, was vigorously resisted by the 98th Illinois, the 17th Indiana and a detachment of the 72d Indiana, from the opposite bank, and by four guns of the 18th Indiana Battery posted at Alexander's house. Walthall, unable to force a passage of the bridge, after a loss of 105 men, killed and wounded, moved down
the Chickamauga about a mile to Byram's Ford, and crossing at that point proceeded with Walker's Corps a mile toward Lee and Gordon's Mill, and went into bivouac for the night.
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HM NumberHM20MT
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Friday, August 11th, 2017 at 10:03am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661741 N 3864119
Decimal Degrees34.90663333, -85.22963333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.398', W 85° 13.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 23.88" N, 85° 13' 46.68" 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 1155 Alexander Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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