Minty's Cavalry Brigade Historical

Minty's Cavalry Brigade Historical (HM1VH3)

Location: Ringgold, GA 30736 Catoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.83', W 85° 13.721'

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Crook's Division

—R. B. Mitchell's Corps —

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Minty's Cavalry Brigade.
Crook's Division - R. B. Mitchell's Corps.
Colonel Robert H. G. Minty.
September 18th, 1863, 4 p.m.

3d Indiana (Battalion), - Lieutenant Colonel Robert Klein.
4th Michigan - Major Horace Gray.
7th Pennsylvania - Lieutenant Colonel James J. Seibert.
4th United States - Captain James B. McIntyre.

This Brigade, 973 strong, with one section of James H. Stokes' (Chicago Board of Trade) Battery, the 3d Indiana being temporarily on duty at Chattanooga, skirmished sharply September 18th from noon until 3 p.m. with the head of Bushrod Johnson's column...


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...composed of four brigades of infantry, three batteries, and a detachment of cavalry, which was advancing from Ringgold to Reed's Bridge. Compelled Johnson to deploy his lines at the crossing of Pea Vine Creek about noon, and by stubborn resistance held the enemy back from the Chickamauga River until 3 p.m. About noon General Wilder, then holding Alexander's Bridge, sent Minty reenforcements from the 72d Indiana and the 123d Illinois, and two guns of Lily's (18th Indiana) Battery. These Minty posted at Dyer's Bridge and Ford on
his left. At 3 p.m. the enemy forced a crossing at Reed's Bridge and at 4 p.m. advanced to Jay's Mill where General Hood arrived and took command. Minty withdrew slowly toward Lee and Gordon's Mill to a point near the LaFayette Road south of Viniaed's. Whence, about 8 p.m., he took part with troops from Wilder's and Dick's Brigades in checking the advance of Hood's forces.
HM NumberHM1VH3
Year Placed1890
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661781 N 3866767
Decimal Degrees34.93050000, -85.22868333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.83', W 85° 13.721'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 49.8" N, 85° 13' 43.26" W
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Area Code(s)706, 423
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Jays Mill Rd, Ringgold GA 30736, US
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