Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery.
4 Napoleons, 2 James.
Adams’ Brigade, Breckinridge’s Division, Hill’s Corps.
September 20, 1863.
|Capt. Cuthbert H. Slocomb, Commanding.
|1st Lieut. W. D. C. Vaught.
|1st Lieut. J. A. Chalaron.
|2d Lieut. A. J. Leverich.
After a severe artillery duel with batteries of Negley’s division near Glass’ Mill, about noon on the 19th the battery withdrew under orders, with the loss of Lieut. Blair and six men killed, 4 men wounded, seven horses killed and wounded. The battery came
into position about 10 A.M. of the 20th by order of Major Graves, Chief of Artillery, near the McDonald house and opened. The enemy disappearing in front, the battery came into position on this ground under a heavy artillery fire which was returned. It was
in this position that Major Graves was mortally wounded. As the enemy’s artillery fire was slackened the brigade charged, but was compelled to fall back followed by the enemy. The battery retired across the ravine north to receive the enemy’s charge. When
the brigade reached the ravine the battery opened driving the enemy back. This position being far in advance of the whole line the brigade and battery withdrew. It expended 562 rounds.
Casualties of the battle: 1 officer and 10 men killed; 20 men wounded: 15 horses killed, 5 wounded.
This monument is
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 56.2522 W 85° 15.6099.
Parking is available on Lafayette Rd
N 34° 56.2651 W 85° 15.5731
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This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
This plaque is red indicating it is a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.
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