Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 10:45:45
1. Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery plaque
Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery,
2 Napoleons; 2 James,
Liddell’s Brigade, Liddell’s Division, Walker’s Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863.
1st Lieut. H. Shannon, Commanding
2nd Lieut. W. P. McDonald Mortally wounded

This battery was also known as Swett’s battery. With its brigade it moved to the extreme right in support of Gen. Breckinridge’s division in the morning and remained in position without becoming engaged till the afternoon. About 5 P.M. the battery was ordered forward by the Reed’s Bridge road coming into position on this ground on the right of its division line. When the battery opened on the enemy about 800 yards northwest artillery from several points immediately replied completely enfilading the line of infantry. Reynolds division of infantry in plain view moving at a double-quick directly against the left flank of the division with the artillery firing above mentioned made the position untenable. The battery was ordered to retire which it did rapidly as possible losing one gun by the loss of a horse which was soon after recovered by the advance of Capt. T.J. Fletcher and a few men of the 13th Arkansas. Casualties of the battle: killed 2 enlisted men wounded 1 officer eight enlisted men 11 horses killed or disabled.

Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 10:46:29
2. Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery plaque

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

This monument markers the location of a were the solder was killed or wounded.

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 56.4577  W 85° 15.6242. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road near  N 34° 56.4026  W 85° 15.5878 .

To reach this monument:
This plaque is located on the north side of the visitors center. Park in the main parking lot.

Other nearby monuments on the battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Fowler’s Alabama Battery Plaque (about 144 feet away) ; 92nd Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 206 feet away) ; 88th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (about 220 feet away) ; 11th Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 243 feet away) ; Brannan’s Division – Thomas’ Corps. Plaque (about 577 feet away) ; Beatty's Brigade Plaque (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Brannan’s Division Plaque (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Liddell’s Division - Walker’s Corps. Plaque (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; W. M. Cockrum Memorial Marker (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 42nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; To the Opening of the Battle (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; To Right of Confederate Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Withdrawal of the Union Left Plaque (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Florida State Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Farm field, near the McDonald's house.

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1334.

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


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