Monument

1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument

Battle of Chickamauga



1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:42:17
1. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument
 

Inscription:
Michigan
To Her

Loomis' Battery A, First Artillery
Lieutenant George W. Van Pelt, Commanding.

Scribner's Brigade, Baird's Division Thomas' Corps

Inscription on the rear of the monument:

The battery with its brigade advanced from Birds Mill on the evening of the 18th, arriving at the intersection of the Lafayette and Chattanooga roads at daylight of the 19th, thence from several positions to this here. After sixty-four rounds of canister and shell had been fired, the enemy rushed upon the battery in overwhelming numbers, compelling the infantry support to fall back, the men remained with the battery until the enemies bayonets were at their breast. Five guns fell into the enemy’s hands, one was got safely off the field. One gun was subsequently recaptured. Lieut. Van Pelt and five men were killed, six seriously wounded and thirteen made prisoners. During the operations at Chattanooga, the battery occupied a position a position on Cameron Hill.



1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:41:55
2. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument
Looking north towards the 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument and tablet. 


Classification
Allegiance: Union
Type: Monument
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: Artillery




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.5684  W 85° 14.5755. Map it

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


To reach this monument:
The monument 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-876.
This monument is recorded in the Smithsonian Institution’s catalog of outdoor sculptures as control number IAS GA000679.



Comments about this monument:
The Michigan Loomis' Battery A, First Artillery Monument is installed on the battlefield in 1895. The contractor was Smith Granite Company. The monument is approximately 8 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 10 in. x 3 ft. 4 in. and weighs 16,700 lbs. A bronze relief plaque depicting a Civil War battle scene is mounted on the front of a granite commemorative marker. The marker is mounted on a rectangular, two-stepped base.

The Smithsonian Art Inventory states: “The monument commemorates the involvement of the Michigan Loomis Battery A First Artillery, Lieutenant George W. Van Pelt commanding, Scribner's Brigade, Baird's Division, Thomas' Corps at the Battle of Chickamauga during the Civil War. It was placed by the State of Michigan and veterans and marks the position held by the regiment during the battle. The cost was $1,500. The monument was erected by the Smith Granite Company. IAS files contain: an excerpt from Jack Kerr's "Monuments and Markers of the 29 States Engaged at Chickamauga and Chattanooga," Collegedale, TN: The College Press, n.d.; a copy of Georgia Historic Resources 1988 form, Historic Preservation Section, Georgia Department of Natural Resources. The monument is on the National Park Service List of Classified Structures No. 03007. IAS files contain a copy of the LCS report form.”


1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:42:25
3. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument
Close up the bronze relief plaque depicting a Civil War battle scene on the front of the monument. 
1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:42:49
4. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument (rear)
 
1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument (side view), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:42:38
5. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument (side view)
 
1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument (rear), click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:45:28
6. 1st Michigan Light Artillery, Battery A, Monument (rear)
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 15, 2017. This page has been viewed 22 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 August 15, 2017. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on August 15, 2017. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 were submitted on 08/15/2017 by Byron Hooks.


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