Dent’s Alabama Battery
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.
This monument is Not
visible from the road. It is located at
N 34° 55.482 W 85° 16.5174.
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.
Other monuments to the Dent's Alabama Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure
This plaque is red indicating it is a Confederate Battery.
This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on May 20, 2016. This page has been viewed 271 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.