Civil War Battlefield Monuments
Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery plaque
Sept. 20, 1863
Battle of Chickamauga
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.
By Byron Hooks, on 2009/09/24 10:46:29
2. Warren’s Mississippi Light Artillery plaque
Type: Tablet (plaque)
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.
Parking is available on Lafayette Road at 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.
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
Comments about this monument:
This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate Unit.
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