Monument

18th Indiana Battery Marker

Battle of Chickamauga



18th Indiana Battery Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 16:07:00
1. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
 

Inscription:
Indiana
Eighteenth Battery (Lilly)
First Brigade (Wilder)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps (Thomas)
Sunday, September 20th, 1863, 12 M.



18th Indiana Battery Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 16:07:05
2. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
 


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



Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
(UL) 28?


Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.4418  W 85° 16.3294. Map it

Parking is available on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road near  N 34° 54.4252  W 85° 16.3442 .


To reach this monument:
Parking is available at Wilder’s Tower on Vittetoe-Chickamauga Road. The plaque is south of the tower. Addition parking is available in a second lot off of Glenn-Viniard Road.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.




Other monuments to the 18th Indiana Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-757.



Comments about this monument:
This monument was built in 1898. It is a standard Indiana marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks battery's position near Widow Glenn house site.

From a nearby marker:

Wilder´s defense

Col. Wilder´s lightning brigade resisted the Confederate tide.


When the Confederates broke the Union line at the Brotherton Farm on September 20, Union units here on the southern part of the battlefield were swept away like flakes of foam on a River. The Federals were simply overwhelmed and were forced to flee. .

The union mounted infantry brigade of Col. John T. Wilder witness to that disaster. Armed with deadly seven shots Spencer repeating rifles Wilder´s men counterattacked on foot, driving Manigault´s Confederate brigade backward toward the Lafayette Road. .

Soon Wilder realized his brigade was isolated, and withdrew to this hill which he defended against repeated Confederate assaults. Wilder then fell back to the northwest to guard the retreating columns and wagon trains of the routed Union right. .




18th Indiana Battery Marker, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 16:06:49
3. 18th Indiana Battery Marker
 


Credits:

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