Monument

21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:38:56
1. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque
 
Inscription:
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21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
6 Napoleons
Turchin's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain William W. Andrew, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant William E. Chess.
2d Lieutenant Abram P. Andrew.

The Battery came into position on this ground early in the morning, and after firing canister and case shot during the repeated assaults of the enemy, it changed position to the rear firing a few rounds to the southwest, and again back to this position, till the order came to retire about 5 P.M. When the Brigade was ordered to charge north, on the west side of the Chattanooga and LaFayette road, the Battery became separated from it, and reported to General Thomas, by whom it was directed to join Edward King's Brigade till Turchin's Brigade position was ascertained. Captain Andrew then reported to General Turchin, and retired with the Brigade to Rossville. Casualties of the battle: enlisted men wounded 12; horses wounded and abandoned 12; gun and limber abandoned 1.




21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:37:37
2. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque
 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5267  W 85° 15.4354. Map it

Parking is available on Battleline Road near  N 34° 55.526  W 85° 15.4356 .



Other nearby monuments on the battlefield

There are 15 monuments nearby.

21st Indiana Battery (USA) Monument (here, next to this marker) ; Reynold's Division Plaque (Is only 50 feet away) ; Eufaula Alabama Artillery Plaque (about 108 feet away) ; 36th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (about 119 feet away) ; Turchin's Brigade Plaque (about 159 feet away) ; 18th Kentucky (USA) Marker (about 159 feet away) ; 92nd Ohio Infantry Monument (about 172 feet away) ; Alabama State Monument (about 363 feet away) ; Reynold's Division Plaque (about 417 feet away) ; 75th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 431 feet away) ; 11th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (about 445 feet away) ; 36th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (about 495 feet away) ; Deshler’s Brigade Plaque (about 497 feet away) ; 4th Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (about 528 feet away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (about 540 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.



Other monuments to the 21st Indiana Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-766.



Comments about this monument:
This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. This plaque was installed by the War Department in 1890.


21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/02/23 15:39:06
3. 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery Plaque
The monument to the 21st Battery, Indiana Light Artillery is visible behind the plaque. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on June 01, 2017. This page has been viewed 15 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 June 13, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on June 01, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 06/01/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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