7th Indiana Battery Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

7th Indiana Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:33:02
1. 7th Indiana Battery Tablet

7th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
Four 10 Pounder Parrots, Two Napoleons.
Dick's Brigade, Van Cleve's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 19, 1863.

Captain George R. Swallow, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Otho H. Morgan.
1st Lieutenant John C. Fislar.
2nd Lieutenant George M. Repp.
2nd Lieutenant Columbus S. Pound.

One section was detached for duty with Barne's Brigade, and in the afternoon became engaged with the Confederates near Viniard's. The remaining four guns were ordered to the left with Dick's Brigade about 1 p.m., and took position several times east of the Chattanooga Road, but could do no firing, and seeing part of the infantry line falling back, the guns changed position and came into battery on this ridge; had been in position but a short time when the infantry fell back to and across the road. The guns then opened upon the Confederates a rapid fire with canister and kept it up till two regiments fell back through the battery; part of the 13th Ohio then rallied on the right and rear, but their Lieutenant Colonel being killed they too retreated , and the battery withdrew to the rear and soon after bivouacked for the night.

7th Indiana Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:31:27
2. 7th Indiana Battery Tablet
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. 

Location of the monument:
This monument is visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.909  W 85° 15.780. 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.

74th Ohio Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-1015) (Is only 38 feet away) ; Heg's Brigade Tablet (MT-603) (Is only 85 feet away) ; 25th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-677) (Is only 93 feet away) ; 41st Ohio Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-1000) (about 129 feet away) ; 15th Wisconsin Infantry Marker (MT-1080) (about 160 feet away) ; Stanley's Brigade Tablet (MT-631) (about 201 feet away) ; 8th Kansas Volunteer Infantry Marker (MT-859) (about 288 feet away) ; 44th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-811) (about 307 feet away) ; Reynolds’ Division Tablet (MT-521) (about 321 feet away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Monument (MT-740) (about 324 feet away) ; 37th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-802) (about 329 feet away) ; Dick's Brigade Tablet (MT-580) (about 334 feet away) ; 86th Indiana Infantry Regiment Monument (MT-843) (about 351 feet away) ; 19th Indiana Battery Tablet (MT-760) (about 355 feet away) ; 19th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-763) (about 362 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

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-738.

Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 5/4/2011.

The table has been cracked and then repaired.

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.

7th Indiana Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/04 13:32:55
3. 7th Indiana Battery Tablet
View looking east toward the monument to the 7th Indiana Battery and LaFayette Road. 

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


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