Monument

1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:45:40
1. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet
 

Inscription:
Battery A, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
6 10 PDR. Parrots.
Scribner’s Brigade, Baird’s Division, Thomas’ Corps.
September 19, 1863.
1st Lieut. George W. Van Pelt, Commanding (Killed).
2d Lieut. Almerick W. Wilbur.
2d Lieut. August Bachman.

After an all night’s march from the vicinity of Bird’s Mill on the Chickamauga, via Crawfish Springs and Widow Glenn’s, the battery arrived at Kelly’s cross-roads at daybreak and took position in line of battle. After taking several positions without firing, the battery came into action on this ground as its fourth position. The enemy (Govan’s and Walthall’s brigades) was rapidly approaching from front and flank and two regiments and the battery came into position facing south, under fire and at right angles to the balance of the brigade. Four guns were between the two regiments, and one section on the extreme right. After it had fired 64 rounds of canister and percussion shell the enemy rushed on the battery, overwhelmed the support and captured five guns at the point of the bayonet. The battery was an object of contention for several hours between other commands. Three of these guns were subsequently recaptured. Lieut. Van Pelt and five men were killed and seven wounded and 12 captured.




1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:41:55
2. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet
View north toward the 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, monument and Tablet. 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
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° 55.5703  W 85° 14.5761. Map it

Parking is available on Brotherton Road near  N 34° 55.4905  W 85° 14.4854 .


To reach this monument:
The marker is on the north side of Brotherton Road, near Winfrey Field, on a wooded path. From the 1st Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument. Pass the Philemon P. Baldwin Memorial Shell Monument and follow the path until you find the plaque.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.




Other monuments to the 1st Michigan Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-875.



Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is blue indicating it is for a Federal unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.


1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:45:28
3. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet
The 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery A, Tablet and Monument. 
1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:42:38
4. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Tablet
The 1st Michigan Light Artillery Battery A, Tablet and Monument. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 15, 2017. This page has been viewed 13 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 August 15, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 15, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4 were submitted on 08/15/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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