York's Georgia Battery Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga

York's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:24:28
1. York's Georgia Battery Tablet

York's Georgia Battery.
2 6-PDR., 2 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Fulton’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Hood’s Corps.
Sept. 19, 1863.
1st Lieut. William S. Everett, Commanding.
2nd Lieut. Francis M. Blount.
2nd Lieut. W.R. Jackson.

One section of the battery was engaged with the enemy’s cavalry and artillery and Pea Vine Creek soon after noon on the 18th, aiding in driving them back. At 7 A.M. on the 19th the battery came into position on the right of Fulton’s brigade and left of Law’s division and was occupying this ground went when 2 P.M. the enemy advanced against the brigade. By order of General Johnson, the battery opened fire toward the Viniard house from which direction the attack seemed mainly to come, and aided materially in repulsing his attack. When the brigade advanced about 2:30 P.M. the battery followed but was not again engaged this day. Casualties: 1 horse killed.

York's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:24:21
2. York's Georgia Battery Tablet

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[UR] C

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 54.512  W 85° 15.112. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0922  W 85° 15.0982 .
Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road.

To reach this monument:
Marker is on Viniard Road half a mile east of LaFayette Road, on the left when traveling east. Parking is available in a gravel lot on the south side of Viniard Road (N 34 54.091 W 85 15.105). The maker is along a path that crosses Viniard Road east of the parking area near the 7th Indiana Mounted Infantry marker (MT-784). Follow the path north (left when headed east) to the marker.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1170) (Is only 47 feet away) ; Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (MT-427) (about 109 feet away) ; Bennings's Brigade Tablet (MT-1133A) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery, Battery E Marker (MT-1275) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Robertson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1206) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Tablet (MT-1335) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Law's Brigade Tablet (MT-1184) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Peeple's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1264) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Peeple's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1265) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Marker (MT-860) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1343) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1100) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Longstreet's Corps Tablet (MT-437) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Hood's Division Tablet (MT-437A) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1191) (approx. 0.4 miles away) ; Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Other monuments to the York's Georgia Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1271.

Comments about this monument:
The plaques on the Chickamauga Battlefield were installed by the War Department in 1890. This plaque is red indicating it is for a Confederate unit. Plaques are listed in the NPS List of Classified Structures as a batch input, Structure Number HS-Batch-3.

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


This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on November 07, 2018. This page has been viewed 68 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on November 07, 2018. Photos: 1, 2 were submitted on 11/07/2018 by Byron Hooks.