Monument

Jeffress’ Virginia Battery Plaque

Sept. 19 - 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Jeffress’ Virginia Battery, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:07:37
1. Jeffress’ Virginia Battery
 

Inscription:
Jeffress’ Virginia Battery

1 23 Pdr. Blakeley, 4 10 Pdr. Parrott’s
Leyden’s Arty. Batt’n, Preston’s Division, Buckner’s Corps.
September 19 and 20, 1863

Capt. William C. Jeffress, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Bernard H. Todd.
1st Lieut. Edwin W. Jones.
2d Lieut. Atwell W. Robertson.
2d Lieut. Samuel W. Wingo.


The battery operated with Gracie’s brigade occupied this position on the morning of the 19th, firing a few rounds at the enemy at long range, and was ordered by Gen. Preston to cease-firing. The battery continue to occupied this position till the close of the battle, supported on the 19th and the morning of the 20th by troops of Preston’s division and after 1 P.M. of the 20th by the 65th Georgia of Kelly’s Brigade. Casualties: 2 horses disabled.




Jeffress’ Virginia Battery, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:07:33
2. Jeffress’ Virginia Battery
 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 53.8139  W 85° 15.0803. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0833  W 85° 15.1037 .
Gravel Parking area on the south side of the road.


To reach this monument:
Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road. From the parking area on Viniard Road follow the path south. . The path will fork, take the right (east) path.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

65th Georgia Infantry Marker (MT-1319) (here, next to this marker) ; Gracie’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1154) (a few steps from this marker) ; Kelly’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1177) (Is only 55 feet away) ; Preston’s Division Tablet (MT-1112) (Is only 72 feet away) ; Preston's Division Tablet (MT-1111) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Hall's House (MT-1448) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Cheatham’s Division – Polk’s Corps Plaque (MT-1090) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-759) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; To Park House Sign (MT-423U) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Stewart's Division Tablet (MT-1114) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-758) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Gregg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1157) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 17th Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry Marker (MT-784) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 123rd Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-724) (approx. 0.4 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1417.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number .



Comments about this monument:
This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. The plaques were installed between 1890 and 1893 by the War Department.


Clearing where Jeffress’ Virginia Battery was positioned, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 14:07:18
3. Clearing where Jeffress’ Virginia Battery was positioned
other markers are for 85th Georgia (CSA), Gracie's Brigade (CSA) and Preston's Division (CSA). 
Chickamauga Creek (June, 2011), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 13:58:53
4. Chickamauga Creek (June, 2011)
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 16, 2017. This page has been viewed 167 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 1 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 17, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on May 16, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 05/16/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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