4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863.

Battle of Chickamauga

4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:00:03
1. 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet

Battery I, 4th U.S. Artillery.
4 Light 12 Pdrs.
Van Derver's Brigade, Brannan's Division, Thomas' Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863.
1st Lieut. Frank G. Smith, Commanding.
1st Lieut. George B. Rodney.
2nd Lieut. John M. Stephenson.

At 8 A.M. the Battery was posted with the Brigade as a reserve in rear of the 1st and 2d Brigades of the Division in the edge of the woods east of the Dyer field west of Poe's house. Between 9 and 10 A.M. it joined Gen. Negley, by order, and accompanied his command to the Snodgrass house, where, about 10:30 A.M., by its fire it participated in frustrating an attempt of the enemy, moving in McDonald's field, to turn Baird's left. The enemy having pierced the Union line to the southeast before noon, immediately began swarming to attack the Union position on Snodgrass Hill from that direction.

About noon Gen. Negley withdrew, leaving Gen. Brannan to defend this line with one regiment of infantry, this Battery, and such troops as had been rallied here after the break in the front line. Gen. Granger's command and VanDerveer's Brigade arrived almost simultaneously about 2 P.M. to the support of this force just in time to prevent its being driven from the hill.

The fighting was almost constant from noon until sunset, when the Battery, its ammunition nearly exhausted, withdrew under orders to Rossville.

Casualties of the day: 1 man killed, 9 wounded, and 3 horses disabled.

Total casualties: 1 officer wounded, 1 man killed, 20 men wounded, 1 limber blown up, 19 horses disabled.

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By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:00:00
2. 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
(UR) U

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.7566  W 85° 16.0763. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 55.758  W 85° 16.074 .
To view this historical marker drive to the parking area in front of the Snodgrass House and the marker can be seen situated just to the east of the Snodgrass House.

To reach this monument:
At tour stop 8 on Snodgrass Hill.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Monument (MT-1057) (Is only 59 feet away) ; Wood's Division Tablet (MT-537) (about 104 feet away) ; Snodgrass House Sign (MT-423O) (about 109 feet away) ; Sirwell's Brigade (USA) Tablet (MT-629) (about 118 feet away) ; Agony of the Wounded (about 134 feet away) ; 37th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-803) (about 152 feet away) ; Harker's Brigade Tablet (MT-595) (about 168 feet away) ; 64th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1009) (about 178 feet away) ; 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1012) (about 241 feet away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-999) (about 261 feet away) ; Hazen's Brigade Tablet (MT-601) (about 280 feet away) ; 125th Ohio Volunteer Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1037) (about 315 feet away) ; 9th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-773) (about 323 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-844) (about 378 feet away) ; Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-583) (about 396 feet away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Snodgrass Hill

Other monuments to the 4th USA Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1055.

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.

4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 12:59:47
3. 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet
Monuments on Snodgrass Hill, Tour stop 8, Chattanooga National Military Park. 
4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/16 13:01:11
4. 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery I, Tablet

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: Artillery


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