Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863, noon

Battle of Chickamauga

Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:58:11
1. Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet
Dent's Alabama Battery.
6 Napoleons.
Deas’ Brigade, Hindman's Division, Polk’s Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863, noon
Capt. S. H. Dent, Commanding.
1st Lieut. W. T. Stockton.
2nd Lieut. D. L. Southwick.
2nd Lieut. G. B. Zeigler.

From its position South East of Brotherton’s, this battery soon after 11 A.M. moved with its brigade in the general advance of the left wing, firing a few shots over the heads of the Confederate infantry until the enemy and the pursuing infantry had disappeared from its front. The captain then hearing vigorous firing in a northwesterly direction, in the exercise of his discretion, moved his battery to this position from which he fired through the mouth of the gap near the Vittetoe house at passing wagon trains and artillery of the enemy there to be seen moving rapidly towards Chattanooga, throwing them into confusion, blocking the road, and so being largely instrumental in securing the capture of many wagons, cassons, etc.

Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:57:27
2. Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet
View, looking south, of the marker. There are two cannons flanking this marker 

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

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.142  W 85° 16.392. Map it

Parking is available on Dyer Road near  N 34° 55.020   W 85° 16.380
Side of the road.

To reach this monument:
Marker can be reached from Dyer Road near Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military Park along a park trail that crosses the Dry Road near coordinates (N 34.917 W 85.273). Park along the side of the road. Follow the path north. Pass the small Dyer cemetery and several other markers. The marker will be just through the tree line on the east (right) side of the path.
Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Farm Field

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1240.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.


By Byron Hooks, on 2018-10-09
3. Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet
View, looking west, toward the marker and the tree line. The parks path used to reach this marker is just behind the trees.


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