Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Tablet - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This plaque to Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery is located at the south end of Poe's Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2012 1:40:41 PM
Waymark Code: WME59Y
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This plaque describes the actions on Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery during the Battle of Chickamauga fought September 19–20, 1863. Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery was commanded by Captain James F. Culpeper and consisted 1 Napoleons and 2 12 PDR Howitzers. The lettering on the plaque is red indicating that Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery was a Confederate battery.



Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery
 
1 Napoleon, 2 12 PDR Howitzers
McNair’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Hood’s Corps
September 20, 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.
 
 
In the morning the battery was in position on the right of the brigade on a ridge southeast of here. When the enemy advanced about 10:30 P.M., the battery opened fire, aiding in repulsing the attack. In the general advance about 11 A.M., the battery came in position near and north of the Brotherton House and opened fire on the enemy over the heads of the advancing Confederates. About noon it again came into action in the southwest corner of the Poe Field, aiding in forcing the enemy back on Snodgrass Ridge, and later in the day by order of Gen. Longstreet came into action on this ground and opened on the enemy who was crossing the road from his left to his right and continued to fire doing fine execution, till Gen. Stewart's Division in its advanced intervened. The battery fired from this position 250 rounds.

Casualties of the battle: 5 severely and 9 slightly wounded.
Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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