Dibrell's Brigade Historical

Dibrell's Brigade Historical (HM1VGX)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
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N 34° 55.843', W 85° 13.734'

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Armstrong's Division

—Forrest's Cavalry Corps —

Dibrell's Brigade
Armstrong's Division - Forrest's Corps.
Colonel George G. Dibrell.

September 19, 1863, 1st Position

4th Tennessee - Colonel William S. McLemore.
8th Tennessee - Captain Hamilton McGinnis.
9th Tennessee - Colonel Jacob B. Biffle.
10th Tennessee - Colonel Nicholas N. Cox.
11th Tennessee - Colonel Daniel W. Holman.
Shaw's Battalion - Major Joseph Shaw.
(O.P. Hamilton's Battalion and R. D. Allison's Squadron, Consolidated.)
Huggin's (Freeman's) Tennessee Battery - Captain A.L. Huggins.
Morton's Tennessee Battery - Captain John W. Morton, Jr.


This Brigade was brought up from General Polk's Headquarters near Dr. Anderson's arriving a short time after the action began, and before the arrival of infantry re-enforcements. It went into position on the right of Davidson's Brigade and attacked, dismounted, the front VanDerveer's Brigade of Brannan's Division, and was repulsed.

Here it was re-enforced on the left by Ector's Infantry Brigade of Walker's Division. It next formed across the Ringgold Road to attack Van Derveer's left flank, but finding that thrown back to meet him, Dibrell moved still further to the north into the ravine beyond the Ringgold Road, thence turning westwardly the Brigade gained Brannan's rear
and advanced toward VanDerveer's position. That Brigade, had, however, been rapidly disposed to meet this movement, and when Dibrell advanced to attack it he found it facing him along the crest above. After a very severe engagement he was forced to retire. The fighting ended on this portion of the field about 1 p.m.
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HM NumberHM1VGX
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Tuesday, November 1st, 2016 at 9:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661760 N 3866791
Decimal Degrees34.93071667, -85.22890000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.843', W 85° 13.734'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 50.58" N, 85° 13' 44.04" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jays Mill Rd, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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