Monument

5th Indiana Battery Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



5th Indiana Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:47:15
1. 5th Indiana Battery Tablet
 

Inscription:
5th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
4 James, 2 Napoleons.
Baldwin’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, McCook’s Corps.
September 19, 1863.

Capt. Peter Simonson, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Alfred Morrison.
2d Lieut. George H. Briggs.
2d Lieut. Jacob F. Ellison.

The battery arrived with its division from the vicinity of Catlett’s Gap soon afternoon and followed its brigade into action about 1 P.M. After it advanced about half way through the woods from the Kelly Field, the battery came into position firing 130 rounds at a battery that was shelling the line at this point. The brigade charged and the battery came into position on this ground soon after 3 P.M. and remained quietly in position until nearly dark, when the line was attacked by both infantry and artillery.

The battery opened fire immediately, and continued till the left flank was broken, when fearing the battery would be captured it retired with the brigade. Abandoning one gun which was entangled in the timber with one of the team horses shot down. The battery bivouacked in line of battle with the brigade east of the Kelly Field.




5th Indiana Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:46:19
2. 5th Indiana Battery Tablet
View north of the clear where the markers to the 5th Indiana Batteries, the 6th Indiana Infantry Regiment and the accompanying tablet are located. 


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° 55.5922  W 85° 14.5798. Map it

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


To reach this monument:
View north of the clear where the markers to the 5th Indiana Batteries, the 6th Indiana Infantry Regiment and the accompanying tablet are located.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.




Other monuments to the 5th Indiana 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.


5th Indiana Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:47:03
3. 5th Indiana Battery Tablet
 
5th Indiana Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 10:47:11
4. 5th Indiana Battery Tablet
 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on August 15, 2017. This page has been viewed 7 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. 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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