Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque

Battle of Chickamauga

Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 10:09:16
1. Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque

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.

Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 10:08:50
2. Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
C (UR)

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.2522  W 85° 15.6099. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Rd near  N 34° 56.2651  W 85° 15.5731 .
Parking is available at tour stop # 1, small lot on the west side of Lafayette Road.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Stovall’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1215) (about 310 feet away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) (MT-1190) (about 355 feet away) ; Bridges' Illinois Battery Tablet (MT-656) (about 372 feet away) ; Florida State Monument (MT-1253) (about 390 feet away) ; Withdrawal of the Union Left Tablet (MT-425) (about 413 feet away) ; Bridge's Illinois Battery-Light Art. Monument (MT-657) (about 511 feet away) ; Reynold's Division Tablet (MT-524) (about 521 feet away) ; Helm's Brigade Plaque (MT-1164) (about 565 feet away) ; 104th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-720) (about 586 feet away) ; Kentucky State Monument (MT-860A) (about 593 feet away) ; To Union Left Sign (MT-860A) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Negley's Division (USA) (MT-512) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Adams' Brigade Tablet (MT-1122) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-852) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; J. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-546) (approx. 0.2 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Farm field

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1329.

Comments about this monument:
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.

Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 10:09:11
3. Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery Plaque
Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 10:06:16
4. Slocomb’s Louisiana Battery

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: None Selected


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