Kershaw's Brigade

Kershaw's Brigade (HM18LM)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Dakota County
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N 34° 55.247', W 85° 15.874'

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McLaws' Division

— Longstreet's Corps —

Kershaw's Brigade
McLaws' Division, - Longstreet's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Joseph Brevard Kershaw.
Sept. 20, 1863, Noon

2d South Carolina, - Lieut. Col. Franklin Gaillard.
3d South Carolina, - Col. James D. Nance.
7th South Carolina, - Lieut. Col. Elbert Bland.
8th South Carolina, - Col. John W. Henagan.
15th South Carolina, - Col. Joseph F. Gist.
3d South Carolina Battalion, - Capt. Joshua M. Townsend.

This Brigade followed Hood's Division in its advance and attack upon the Union line west of the Poe house. Reaching this ground it changed front to meet the attack upon Hood's Division from Harker's Union Brigade which had formed across the Dyer field from east to west northwest of this point and checked Hood's troops. Kershaw changing front to the right attacked Harker and after severe fighting forced him and fragments of other regiments back first to the road in his rear and then to the Snodgrass Ridge. Kershaw then with Humphreys' Brigade on his right advanced soon after 1 o'clock to the assault of Snodgrass Ridge.
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HM NumberHM18LM
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Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board
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Date Added Monday, September 29th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658522 N 3865632
Decimal Degrees34.92078333, -85.26456667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.247', W 85° 15.874'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 14.82" N, 85° 15' 52.44" W
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Area Code(s)706
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 12150-12398 Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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