Monument

Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (rear view), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:38:08
1. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (rear view)
 
Inscription:
Illinois
Bridges' Battery, Light Artillery.
2nd Division - Negley.
14th Army Corps - Thomas.


Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Mon
;
Commanded by
Captain Lyman Bridges.
September 20 - 1863.
8 a.m. to 10 a.m.
Loss 26.
;



Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 13:39:15
2. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: Artillery




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.173  W 85° 15.5759. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road near  N 34° 56.1497   W 85° 15.5818
Parking is available on the west side of the Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road.



NPS/SIRIS Data
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-657.




Comments about this monument:
This is a standard Illinois marker, built in 1899. It is a 2'6" x 1'2" x 2'6" high rectangular slab of dark Quincy granite. Rock-faced sides; face ,bevel top granite block, polished & inscribed front. "Illinois" is in large raised letters on beveled top. It marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, from 8:00 to 10:00 a.m.


 

By Byron Hooks, on 2017-01-25
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3. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument
Close up of the plaque on the rear of the monument.
 
 

By Byron Hooks, on 2017-01-25
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4. Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (rear view)
View of the Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument, looking north.
 
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on January 25, 2017. This page has been viewed 112 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on January 25, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 01/25/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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