Brannan's Division

Brannan's Division (HM20GB)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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N 34° 56.305', W 85° 14.514'

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Thomas Corps

—Brigadier General John M. Brannan —

Brannan's Division - Thomas's Corps.
Brigadier General John M. Brannan.
Sept. 19, 1863.

1st Brigade, - Colonel John M. Connell.
2nd Brigade, - Colonel John T. Croxton.
3rd Brigade, - Colonel Ferdinand Van Derveer.

Brannan's Division, after advancing from the LaFayette road at McDonald's, became heavily engaged in this vicinity between 7 and 8 a.m. with Forrest's Cavalry dismounted. Croxton's Brigade went into action on the next road to the right, and a quarter of a mile nearer Jay's Mill. Van Derveer's Brigade became hotly engaged on this ground about 8 o'clock, advancing several hundred yards in a southeasterly direction. Connell's Brigade acted as a support both to Croxton and Van Derveer. Croxton was at first driven back, but soon regained and held his ground. About 9 a.m. Baird's Division reached the right of Brannan, and relieved the pressure at that point. Baird was, however, struck in flank by Liddell's Division, and Baird's left brigade, (J.H. King) was driven in confusion over Van Derveer's Brigade. The last assault upon Brannan's Division was made on this ground, the enemy advancing from the ravine a quarter of a mile north of this point. Van Derveer met this attack by rapidly changing his
front and quickly occupying the crest north of the Ringgold road. Fighting having ceased at this point Brannan's and Baird's Divisions were withdrawn about 1:30 p.m. to the high ground about a half mile east of McDonald's house.
HM NumberHM20GB
Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Saturday, August 5th, 2017 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 660558 N 3867624
Decimal Degrees34.93841667, -85.24190000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.305', W 85° 14.514'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 18.3" N, 85° 14' 30.84" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 7852 Reeds Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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