Monument

York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:54:37
1. York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque
 

Inscription:
York’s (Georgia) Battery
Two 6, two 12, Pounder. Howitzers.
Johnson’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division.
Longstreet’s Corps.
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.




York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:53:11
2. York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque
 




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.4796  W 85° 16.501. Map it

Parking is available on on Snodgrass Field Road off of Vittetoe Road near  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.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1175) (a few steps from this marker) ; McNair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1196) (Is only 52 feet away) ; Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1176) (Is only 67 feet away) ; Dent’s Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1241) (Is only 83 feet away) ; York’s Georgia Battery, Battery E Monument (MT-1274) (about 127 feet away) ; John W. Bull Memorial Marker (MT-446) (about 185 feet away) ; Gregg’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1161) (about 331 feet away) ; Manigault’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1202) (about 416 feet away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1195) (about 538 feet away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1174) (about 540 feet away) ; Manigault's Brigade Tablet (MT-1201) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1102) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Hindman's Division Tablet (MT-1090) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument (MT-665) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Deas’ Brigade Tablet (MT-1145) (approx. 0.1 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded Path


Other monuments to the York's Georgia Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1273.



Comments about this monument:
This plaque is red indicating it is a Confederate Unit.


York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:54:29
3. York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque
 
York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:54:33
4. York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque
 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 15, 2016. This page has been viewed 187 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 15, 2016. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 06/15/2016 by Byron Hooks.


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