Monument

York's Georgia Battery Tablet

Sept. 20, 1863

Battle of Chickamauga



York's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:53:33
1. York's Georgia Battery Tablet
 

Inscription:
York's Georgia Battery
Two 6-PDR., Two 12-PDR. Howitzers
Johnson’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Longstreet’s Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863
1st Lieut. William S. Everett, Commanding.
2nd Lieut. Francis M. Blout.
2nd Lieut. W. R. Jackson.


After being engaged about 10:30 A.M. east of Brotherton’s the battery followed its brigade in the Brotherton field. Soon after 11 A.M. Firing a few rounds, and then advancing to a position near the Dyer house, where it fired one round, when it again advanced to this Ridge about 11:45 A.M., and opened fire upon part of the Union artillery and trains escaping through the Vittetoe Gap. One gun was run forward to a knoll in the Vittetoe field, to fire through the gap. Between 1:15 and 1:45 P.M. the battery left this position and advanced to the attack on Snodgrass Ridge.



York's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:53:19
2. York's Georgia Battery Tablet
View, looking west, toward the marker and the tree line. The parks path used to reach this marker is just behind the trees. 


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




Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 34° 55.276  W 85° 16.376. Map it

Parking is available on Dyer Road near  N 34° 55.020  W 85° 16.380 .
Side of the road.


To reach this monument:
Marker can be reached from Dyer Road near Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road, on the right when traveling west. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield, along one of the parks trails. One of the parks trails crosses the Dry Road near (N 34.917 W 85.273) just east of the Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road. Park along the side of the road. Follow the path north. You will pass the small Dyer cemetery and several other markers on the way to this marker. The marker will be just through the tree line on the east (right) side of the path.



Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Chickamauga Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

George W. Landrum Memorial Monument (MT-423) (about 578 feet away) ; Johnson's Division Tablet (MT-1102) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Dent's Alabama Battery Tablet (MT-1240) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; S. Beatty's Brigade Tablet (MT-551) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 7th Indiana Battery Marker (MT-742) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; McNair's Brigade Tablet (MT-1195) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Johnson's Brigade Tablet (MT-1174) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Gregg’s Brigade Plaque (MT-1161) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Van Cleve's Division Tablet (MT-533) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; 35th Indiana Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-798) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; John W. Bull Memorial Marker (MT-446) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; York’s Georgia Battery, Battery E Monument (MT-1274) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Dyer Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Johnson’s Brigade Tablet (MT-1176) (approx. 0.3 miles away) ; York’s (Georgia) Battery Plaque (MT-1273) (approx. 0.3 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.


Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Ridge along the edge of a farm field.


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





NPS/SIRIS Data:
This monument is recorded in the National Park Service database as structure MT-1272.



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.


York's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:53:24
3. York's Georgia Battery Tablet
 
York's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:48:44
4. York's Georgia Battery Tablet
View, looking north, toward one of the four cannons on display near this marker. 
York's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2011/05/19 10:49:40
5. York's Georgia Battery Tablet
View, looking west, toward the marker and two of the cannons flanking this marker. 


Credits:

This page originally submitted by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, GA, on September 29, 2018. This page has been viewed 11 time(s) since then. This page has been updated 0 time(s) since then. BG Hooks was the editor who published this page on October 09, 2018. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 were submitted on 09/29/2018 by Byron Hooks.


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