Baird's Division

Baird's Division (HM29YZ)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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N 34° 55.545', W 85° 15.595'

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Thomas’ Corps

—Brigadier General Absalom Baird —

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Baird's Division - Thomas' Corps.
Brigadier General Absalom Baird.
September 19, 1863.

1st Brigade - Colonel Benjamin F. Scribner.
2nd Brigade - Brigadier General John C. Starkweather.
3rd Brigade - Brigadier General John H. King.

This division, following Negley's and followed by Brannan's
and Reynolds' Division, left the vicinity of Bird's Mill in the
afternoon of September 18th and reached Crawfish Springs at midnight. Here it passed Negley's Division which was turned to the right at that point toward Glass' Mill, and marching throughout the night via Widow Glenn's, reached the LaFayette road at this point at daylight of September 19th.

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The Division first went into position facing south, Starkweather's Brigade being west of the LaFayette Road, Scribner's next east of it, and King's on the left of Scribner's. Soon after daylight, Brannan's Division arrived in the vicinity of Kelly's House and two brigades soon after sunrise advance on the farm road from McDonald's House to Reed's Bridge, the remaining brigade having moved directly on Jay's Mill. Baird's line, east of the LaFayette Road, then changed front and formed parallel to this road, fronting eastward. Soon after 8 o'clock,

Brannan's troops
having become engaged in the direction of Jay's Mill and Reed's
Bridge, Baird's line with Starkweather following in column, moved
rapidly to Brannan's support, and became engaged on his right, then
in the vicinity of Jay's Mill, about 9 o'clock, Starkweather's
Brigade relieving Croxton's of Brannan's Division.
HM NumberHM29YZ
Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, August 4th, 2018 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658937 N 3866191
Decimal Degrees34.92575000, -85.25991667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.545', W 85° 15.595'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 32.7" N, 85° 15' 35.7" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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