6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque

Battle of Chickamauga

6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:40:14
1. 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque

6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery

4 10-PDR. Parrotts, 2 Napoleons.
Harker’s Brigade, Wood’s Division, Crittenden’s Corps.
September 20, 1863.

Capt. Cullen Bradley, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Oliver H.P. Ayres.
1st Lieut. James P. McElroy.

Soon after daylight the battery occupied a position in reserve on the ridge west of what is now known as Lytle Station. About 8 o'clock Wood’s Division moved to the front line relieving Negley's Division.

Inscription on the second tablet:
The battery followed Harker’s Brigade and two sections took position on this line about 10 o'clock, firing 32rounds with good effect. Soon after 11 o'clock, while the brigade was moving by the left flank, the battery opposite its center, the Confederates broke through the line, driving back guns, caissons and fragments of the regiment in great disorder. The battery being entirely cut off from the brigade moved to the ridge west of the Dyer Field, took position to play on the Confederates if opportunity offered, and when all Union troops in that part of the field had fallen back, followed them and encamp near Rossville. Casualties of the battle: 1 enlisted man killed; 1 officer and 7 men wounded; 2 horses wounded.

6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:40:22
2. 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque

Distinguishing numbers/markings on the plaque:
[center] U

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.1076  W 85° 15.738. Map it

Parking is available on Lafayette Road near  N 34° 55.0736  W 85° 15.6456 .

To reach this monument:
The plaques for the 6th Ohio Battery are located in the north side of Dyer Road near the Brotherton Cabin. There is a split rail fence around the field. You can park at the Brotherton Cabin and walk from there. A second option is to park on Poe Road near tour stop 3. A path paralleling Lafayette Rd runs between tour stop 3 and the Brotherton House at the intersection of Lafayette Rd and Dyer Rd. This plaque is accessible from either direction but is closer to the Brotherton Cabin.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

Negley’s Division Tablet (MT-511) (about 209 feet away) ; Wood’s Division Tablet (MT-536) (about 231 feet away) ; 100th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-718) (about 258 feet away) ; Buell’s Brigade Plaque (MT-560) (about 267 feet away) ; 82nd Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-841) (about 358 feet away) ; Confederate Breakthrough (about 432 feet away) ; Mc Nair’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1194) (about 477 feet away) ; Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet (MT-1345A) (about 487 feet away) ; Left Wing - Army of Tennessee Tablet (MT-429) (about 490 feet away) ; Bledsoe's Missouri Battery Monument (MT-1336) (about 502 feet away) ; Brotherton House (MT-423H) (about 514 feet away) ; War Comes to the Brothertons (about 520 feet away) ; Bate's Brigade Tablet (MT-1129) (about 531 feet away) ; S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-550) (about 555 feet away) ; Buckner's Headquarters Shell Monument (MT-445) (about 573 feet away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-935.

Condition of the monument:
The condition of the monument was first reported on 3/2/2011.

The first plaque has some pitting. The plaque appears to be well maintained, the paint looks intact.

Comments about this monument:
There are two blue plaques indicating this is a Federal Unit.

6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:40:27
3. 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque
6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/03/02 14:39:55
4. 6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Plaque
Headed south along the path from Poe Road. The Brotherton Field is visible in the background. 

Allegiance: Union
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: None Selected


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