York’s (Georgia) Battery
Two 6, two 12, Pounder. Howitzers.
Johnson’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division.
September 20, 1863.
|1st Lieut. William S, Everett, Commanding|
|2d Lieut. Francis M. Blount.|
|2d Lieut. W. R. Jackson|
About 2 P.M. the Battery came into position on this ground. The brigade advanced and was driven back to this position when the battery opened with canister and held its position during three successive charges of the enemy using 34 rounds to the piece. One section was forwarded about sunset to the northern crest and opened down a ravine with one piece firing 3 rounds. Night closing in and the enemy having disappeared the battery retired and encamped for the night. Casualties of the battle 3 men wounded, 5 horses disabled, rounds expended 428.
This monument is Not
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 55.4796 W 85° 16.501.
Parking is available on on Snodgrass Field Road off of Vittetoe Road
N 34° 55.670 W 85° 16.1458
To reach this monument:
From the parking area on Snodgrass Hill, head west pass the monuments on the hilltop. A trail will continue to the west near the 87th Indiana and the 2nd Minnesota monuments. Follow this path until you reach a clearing. A path will lead to the west (straight) near the 78th Illinois and the 121st Ohio monuments. Follow this path to the monument for the 121st Ohio. Turn left (south) and follow the path to the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA). Pass the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA) until you reach another path on you left. This path will lead to the plaque for Johnson's Brigade (CSA). This plaque can also be reached from Vittatoe Road.
Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.
Other monuments to the York's Georgia Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
This plaque is red indicating it is a Confederate Unit.
This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 15, 2016. This page has been viewed 151 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then.
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Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 06/15/2016 by Byron Hooks.