Smith's Brigade Historical

Smith's Brigade Historical (HM1TT2)

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

N 34° 55.277', W 85° 14.62'

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Cheatham's Division

—Polk's Corps —

Smith's Brigade.
Cheatham's Division - Polk's Corps.
Brigadier General Preston Smith.
Colonel Alfred J. Vaughn, Jr.

September 19, 1863. 6:30 P.M., 3d Position
11th Tennessee - Colonel George W. Gordon.
12th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
47th Tennessee - Colonel William M. Watkins.
13th Tennessee - Colonel A.J. Vaughn, Jr. / Lieutenant Colonel R.W. Pitman.
154th Tennessee - Colonel A.J. Vaughn, Jr. / Lieutenant Colonel R.W. Pitman.
29th Tennessee - Colonel Horace Rice.
Dawson's Sharpshooters Battalion - Major William Green / Major James Purl.
Scott's (Tennessee) Battery - Lieutenant A.T. Watson.


At dusk this Brigade was ordered forward as a support to Deshler's Brigade of Cleburne's Division in a night attack upon Johnson's Division. Just before reaching this position Deshler's Brigade moved to its left to encompass the right flank of Johnson's line. This movement was not known to General Smith, who, riding with his staff in advance of his line, came upon Dodge's Brigade in the darkness, and was killed, together with two members of his staff, Captain J.S. Donelson, his Acting Adjutant General, and Captain Thomas H. King, a volunteer aide. In this movement Smith's and Deshler's Brigades
captured nearly all of the 77th Pennsylvania and about half of the 79th Illinois of Dodge's Brigade. The engagement lasted for an hour after dark.
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HM NumberHM1TT2
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Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 9:02am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 660430 N 3865721
Decimal Degrees34.92128333, -85.24366667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.277', W 85° 14.62'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 16.62" N, 85° 14' 37.2" 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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