Monument

Dent’s Alabama Battery Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:49:29
1. Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque
 

Inscription:
Dent’s Alabama Battery
6 Napoleons.
Deas’ Brigade Hindman’s Division Polk’s Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863.

Capt. S. H. Dent, commanding.
1st Lieut. W. T. Stockton.
2nd Lieut. D. D. Southwick.
2nd Lieut. G. B. Ziegler.

About 2 P.M. 4 guns of the battery followed Johnson’s brigade to this position and participated in the struggle with the possession of the northern crest aiding in repulsing repeated counterattacks and giving valuable support to the assaulting column till the close of the action. Two guns were detached with Gregg’s brigade during the afternoon and in the final struggle were moved up the hollow by hand firing the closing shots down the northern slope. Casualties during the battle. Men killed 3 officers wounded 1 men wounded 12 horses killed 4 horses wounded 4.




Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:48:39
2. Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque
 


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° 55.482  W 85° 16.5174. Map it


To reach this monument:
From the parking area on Snodgrass Hill, head west pass the monuments on the hilltop. A trail will continue to the west near the 87th Indiana and the 2nd Minnesota monuments. Follow this path until you reach a clearing. A path will lead to the west (straight) near the 78th Illinois and the 121st Ohio monuments. Follow this path to the monument for the 121st Ohio. Turn left (south) and follow the path to the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA). Pass the plaque for Manigault's Brigade (CSA) until you reach another path on you left. This path will lead to the plaque for Johnson's Brigade (CSA). This plaque can also be reached from Vittatoe Road.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

McNair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1196) (Is only 35 feet away) ; Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1175) (Is only 63 feet away) ; York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque (MT-1273) (Is only 83 feet away) ; Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1176) (Is only 97 feet away) ; York’s Georgia Battery, Battery E Monument (MT-1274) (about 209 feet away) ; John W. Bull Memorial Marker (MT-446) (about 263 feet away) ; Manigault’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1202) (about 401 feet away) ; Gregg’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1161) (about 409 feet away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1195) (about 542 feet away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1174) (about 542 feet away) ; Manigault's Brigade Tablet (MT-1201) (about 565 feet away) ; Hindman's Division Tablet (MT-1090) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Deas’ Brigade Tablet (MT-1145) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Monument (MT-665) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Manigault's South Carolina Brigade Marker (MT-1353) (approx. 0.1 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded path


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





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1241.



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


Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:49:21
3. Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque
 
Cannon near Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/04/13 13:48:56
4. Cannon near Dent’s Alabama Battery Plaque
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 20, 2016. This page has been viewed 213 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 2 time(s) since then. The page was last updated by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on July 31, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on May 20, 2016. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 05/23/2016 by Byron Hooks.


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