Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:12:44
1. Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet

Fowler’s Alabama Battery.
4 Napoleons.
Walthall’s Brigade, Liddell’s Division, Walker’s Corps.

September 19, 1863.
Captain William H. Fowler, Commanding.
1st Lieut. John Phelan.
1st Lieut. Robert Perrin.
2d Lieut. N. Venable.
2d Lieut. William Dailey

The battery followed the brigade during the morning of the 19th: was under fire but not then engaged. About 3:30 P.M. the battery came into position on this ground in rear of the division and opened fire on the battery of the enemy to the left, causing it to remove hastily. At this time one section under Lieut. Phelan was sent forward in support of the brigade, then engaging the enemy. This section mistaking an Arkansas Regiment for one of the brigade, went into the fight with it, but meeting an overwhelming force of the enemy the infantry was compelled to retire. All the horses of the two pieces were killed or wounded and many of cannoneers and drivers of the section were killed or wounded at their post fighting the guns to the last extremity: one piece was brought off with wounded horses, the other was captured by the enemy but subsequently recovered.

Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:12:32
2. Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet

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° 55.3889  W 85° 14.1209. Map it

Parking is available on Brotherton Road near  N 34° 55.6222  W 85° 14.1137 .

To reach this monument:
This tablet is in the thick woods south of Brotherton Road, just a moderate distance south of a park horse trail. The trail intersects Brotherton Road just west of the parking area for Bragg’s headquarters monument near the marker for the 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters (CSA)

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Walthall's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1227) (about 348 feet away) ; Cleburne’s Division Tablet (MT-1092) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Walker’s Division Tablet (MT-1119) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Wood’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1231) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Wilson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1230) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-427A) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Bragg's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-1086) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Jackson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1169) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 1st Battalion Georgia Sharpshooters Marker (MT-1293) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Wood’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1232) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Liddell's Brigade (CSA) Tablet (MT-1187) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 30th Georgia Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1314) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1259) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Howell's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1261) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Calvert's Arkansas Battery Plaque (MT-1250) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the Fowler's Alabama Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1243.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit.

Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/01 15:12:37
3. Fowler’s Alabama Battery Tablet


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