Benjamin Helm was mortally wounded while attacking this strong Union position. His brother in law, President Abraham Lincoln, mourned his death, even though he was a Confederate.
Many of the monuments along Battle Line Road feature an acorn. The acorn was adopted as a symbol by the XIV Corps after the battle. You can see this officer wears an acorn badge on his uniform.
The 19th US Infantry, whose monument is just a few yards down the trail to the north, still exists today and is stationed at Fort Benning, GA (US Army Photo)
To this day, the insignia of the 19th US Infantry pays tribute to their stand here in this location on September 20, 1863.
Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park was established in 1890 and was the nation's first national military park. Many of the monuments along this position date to the 1890s and are some of the oldest monuments in the park.
This area of the battlefield has long been a popular tour stop, as the rows of monuments allow visitors to see how troops were positioned.