TWENTY-SECOND REGIMENT OF INFANTRY
COLONEL HEBER LeFAVOUR
LIEUT. COLONEL WILLIAM SANBORN
CAPT. ALONZO M. KEELER
WHITAKER'S BRIGADE, STEEDMAN'S DIVISION, GRANGER'S CORPS
This monument marks the position where the regiment performed its most important service, Sept. 20th, 1863.
Total loss 389
On the 19th the regiment marched from Rossville joining the brigade near McAfee's Church. From thence it moved about noon of the 20th toward this position. After three hours desperate combat having exhausted their ammunition, they charged overwhelming numbers until overcome.
In the Chattanooga campaigns it performed important engineer service, Major Henry S. Dean, Commanding.
Somewhere along the way they passed General Granger, who complimented Colonels LeFavour on the appearance of his "Brigade." The Corps Commander is said to have expressed his admiration for a regiment that could arrive at a raging battle with few, if any, falling out.
I think I mentioned that I visited the battlefield about 20 years ago. Where I stood next to the regiment's monument on Snodgrass Hill, I counted 6 or monuments to Confederate regiments. Granted that, by this time, the average rebel regiment was about the size of a battalion, or smaller, they were still seriously outnumbered. And effectively disarmed, out of ammo.
Monument to the Regiment's most famous member:
Also: Chickamauga Blog