Monument

21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:38:56
1. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque
 
Inscription:
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21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
6 Napoleons
Turchin's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain William W. Andrew, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant William E. Chess.
2d Lieutenant Abram P. Andrew.

The Battery came into position on this ground early in the morning, and after firing canister and case shot during the repeated assaults of the enemy, it changed position to the rear firing a few rounds to the southwest, and again back to this position, till the order came to retire about 5 P.M. When the Brigade was ordered to charge north, on the west side of the Chattanooga and LaFayette road, the Battery became separated from it, and reported to General Thomas, by whom it was directed to join Edward King's Brigade till Turchin's Brigade position was ascertained. Captain Andrew then reported to General Turchin, and retired with the Brigade to Rossville. Casualties of the battle: enlisted men wounded 12; horses wounded and abandoned 12; gun and limber abandoned 1.





21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:37:37
2. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque
 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: Artillery




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5267  W 85° 15.4354. Map it

Parking is available on Battleline Road near  N 34° 55.526   W 85° 15.4356




NPS/SIRIS Data
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-766.




Comments about this monument:
This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. This plaque was installed by the War Department in 1890.


 

By Byron Hooks, on 2017-06-01
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3. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque
The monument to the 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery is visible behind the plaque.
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 01, 2017. This page has been viewed 97 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 13, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 01, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 06/01/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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