Monument

7th Indiana Battery Monument

Sept. 19-20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



7th Indiana Battery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:32:01
1. 7th Indiana Battery Monument
 

Inscription:
Text on the Top, Front Side of the Monument:

1st Brigade - Samuel Beatty.
3rd Division - Van Cleve.
21st Corps - Crittenden.

Text on the Bottom, Front Side of the Monument:

7th Indiana Battery

Inscription on the rear of the monument:
Indiana's Tribute
to Her
Seventh Battery.
Captain George R. Swallow, Commanding.
First Brigade (Samuel Beatty).
Third Division (VanCleve).
Twenty First Corps (Crittenden).


Saturday, September 19th, 1863, this battery went into action at this place and was severely engaged. The horses of two of the guns were killed and the guns were taken from the field by hand. The other guns remained engaged until near night when they were withdrawn.

On Sunday, September 20th, the position of the Battery was left of the tanyard and west of the Brotherton's. It changed position to the north of Brotherton's, fighting. Retired from the field under orders with General Negley.


7th Indiana Battery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:31:45
2. 7th Indiana Battery Monument
View looking north along the ridge. The monument to the 7th Indiana Battery is visible as well as the tablet to the 7th Indiana Battery behind the monument. 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.908  W 85° 15.715. Map it

Parking is available on LaFayette Road near  N 34° 55.0796  W 85° 15.6428 .
Paved pullout.


To reach this monument:
Marker is on Lafayette Road south of Dyer Road, on the right when traveling south. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along the park's main roadway, in a field south of the Brotherton Cabin, a short distance west of the LaFayette Road, along the ridge of the farm field.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-580) (Is only 85 feet away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-811) (about 103 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-843) (about 140 feet away) ; Reynolds’ Division Tablet (MT-521) (about 158 feet away) ; 11th Michigan Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-892) (about 215 feet away) ; 19th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-763) (about 229 feet away) ; 19th Indiana Battery Tablet (MT-760) (about 232 feet away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker (MT-1080) (about 254 feet away) ; Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-603) (about 270 feet away) ; King's Brigade Tablet (MT-604) (about 273 feet away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-677) (about 284 feet away) ; Deas’ Brigade Tablet (MT-1144) (about 290 feet away) ; 92nd Illinois Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-711) (about 299 feet away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Tablet (MT-738) (about 324 feet away) ; Clayton's Brigade Tablet (MT-1141) (about 336 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Ridge - Farm Field


Other monuments to the 7th Indiana Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-740.



Comments about this monument:
According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the monument was built in 1897, is “7'6" x 4'6" x 8' high, the rock-faced Indiana oolitic limestone monument has a two-step base, a rectangular shaft with an inscribed smooth-faced inset portion, and a pediment form at the top broken by a bronze state seal."


7th Indiana Battery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:32:17
3. 7th Indiana Battery Monument
View looking east of the back side of the 7th Indiana Battery monument. 
7th Indiana Battery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:32:23
4. 7th Indiana Battery Monument
A closer look at the front of the monument. 
7th Indiana Battery Monument, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:32:23
5. 7th Indiana Battery Monument
A close up of the plaque on the rear of the monument. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 05, 2018. This page has been viewed 12 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on September 05, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 09/05/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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