6-PDR. Howitzer - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Lat34North
N 34° 55.262 W 085° 16.379
16S E 657752 N 3865647
Quick Description: York’s Georgia Battery - One of three guns located on the ridge on the western edge of Dyer Field near the intersection of Dyer Rd and the Chickamauga-Vittetoe Rd. From Dyer Rd, follow the red blaze trail.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/31/2011 5:56:33 PM
Waymark Code: WMBM1F
Long Description:York’s Georgia Battery
From the plaque located at the battery.
Two 6-PDR., Twp 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. Blount
2nd Lieut. W. R. Jackson
After being engage about 10:30 A.M. East of Brotherton's the battery followed its brigade in the Brotherton's field. Soon after 11 A.M. firing a few rounds, and then advanced 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 a part of the Union artillery and trains escaping through the Vittetoe Gap. One gun was run forward to the knoll in the Vittetoe field, to fire through the gap. Between 1:15 and 1:45 PM the battery left this position and advanced to the attack on Snodgrass Ridge.
Alternate parking: N 34 55.390 W 85 16.523
What type of artillery is this?: 6-PDR. Howitzer
Where is this artillery located?: Park
What military of the world used this device?: Confederate
Parking location to view this Waymark: N 34° 55.137 W 085° 16.346
Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)
Date artillery was in use: Not listed
Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed
Artillery is no longer operational: Not Listed
Still may work: Not Listed
Are there any geocaches at this location?: Not listed
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