Monument

Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet

Sept. 19, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 12:06:55
1. Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet
 

Inscription:
C
Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery.
1 Napoleon, 2 12 PDR. Howitzers.
McNair’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Hood’s Corps.
September 19, 1863.

Capt. James F. Culpeper, commanding.
1st Lieut. J. L. S. Dove.
1st Lieut. J. L. Moses.
2d Lieut. Henry J. Ham.
2d Lieut. Perry Moses.


The battery and brigade formed about 8 A.M. in rear of Gregg’s brigade as the reserve of the division and remained in that position till near 2 P.M., when the enemy advanced against the division. The battery by order of General Johnson came into position on this ground, on the left of Greg’s brigade, opened fire on the enemy in the direction of Viniard’s, and continued to fire till to the enemy’s charge was repulsed. When the brigade was ordered to advance about 3 P.M., the battery followed closely, coming into action on the high ground north west of this position near the Chattanooga road, where it continued to fire till the brigade was ordered to retire in form a new line.



Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/06/24 12:06:43
2. Culpeper’s South Carolina 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° 54.198  W 85° 15.097. Map it

Parking is available on Viniard Road near  N 34° 54.0922  W 85° 15.0978 .
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 the marker.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Hood's Division Tablet (MT-437A) (about 427 feet away) ; 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-825) (about 429 feet away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1191) (about 462 feet away) ; 17th Indiana Regiment Mounted Infantry Marker (MT-784) (about 554 feet away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-758) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Buckner's Corps Tablet (MT-435) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Gregg's Brigade Tablet (MT-1157) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Stewart's Division Tablet (MT-1114) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; To Park House Sign (MT-423U) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Peeple's Georgia Battery Marker (MT-1265) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Peeple's Georgia Battery Tablet (MT-1264) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Tablet (MT-1335) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 18th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-759) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Trigg’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1219) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; York's Georgia Battery, Battery E Marker (MT-1275) (approx. 0.2 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Wooded


Other monuments to the Culpeper's South Carolina Artillery Company/Battery on the battlefield





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1343.



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.




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 19, 2018. This page has been viewed 20 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 were submitted on 11/19/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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