Monument

Peeples’ Georgia Battery Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Peeples’ Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:58:37
1. Peeples’ Georgia Battery Tablet
 

Inscription:
C
Peeples’ Georgia Battery.
2 Napoleons, 2 24 PDR. Howitzers.
Leyden’s Artillery Battalion, Preston’s Division, Buckner’s Corps.
September 19, 1863.

Capt. Tyler M. Peeples, Commanding.
1st Lieut. William J. Born.
1st Lieut. Thomas H. Loveless (Wounded).
2d Lieut. John T. Clower.


The battery operated with Trigg’s brigade during the battle. It came into position on this ground about 4 P.M., as the brigade advanced, and was subjected to a very severe enfilading fire of artillery is well as a fire from artillery and infantry in its front. Owing to the unfavorable position of the battery, the cannoneers could not see the enemy’s artillery. The fire of the battery was so directed as not to injure the infantry in front. When the brigade retired from the front of the battery it was dark and the action ceased. The battery was not engaged on the 20th, though subjected to the fire of the enemy’s battery. Casualties of the battle: 1 officer and 2 men wounded; 11 horses killed and disabled.



Peeples’ Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:58:22
2. Peeples’ Georgia Battery Tablet
View, looking west, toward the tablet. The marker to Peeples’ Georgia Battery is visible in the background. 



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° 54.321  W 85° 15.237. 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 can be reached from 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 a second path that leads off to the west (your left, when walking north). This secondary path will take to the two markers to Peeples' Georgia Battery. Continue along this path to the marker to the 8th Kansas Infantry.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Peeple's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1265) (a few steps from this marker) ; 8th Kansas Infantry Marker (MT-860) (about 510 feet away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Tablet (MT-1335) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery, Battery E Marker (MT-1275) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 72nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-827) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1343) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 17th Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-783) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Field Headquarters - Army of Tennessee (MT-427) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1170) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1271) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-825) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Hood's Division Tablet (MT-437A) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1191) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-435) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; 17th Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry Marker (MT-784) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1264.



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.


Peeples’ Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 11:55:24
3. Peeples’ Georgia Battery Tablet
View, looking east, toward the two markers for Peeples' Georgia Battery. 



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


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on November 18, 2018. This page has been viewed 18 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 19, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3 were submitted on 11/18/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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