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Howell’s Georgia Battery (CSA) Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.585 W 085° 14.307
16S E 660896 N 3866299
Quick Description: This plaque to Howell’s Georgia Battery (CSA), is located on Brotherton Rd., east of Winfrey’s Field in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the role the battery played during the battle.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2012 10:42:49 AM
Waymark Code: WMENDJ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
This plaque to Howell’s Georgia Battery (CSA), is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the role the battery played during the battle. The text on the plaque is red indicating this was a Confederate unit.



Text on the plaque:
C  

Howell’s Georgia Battery
2 6 PDRS., 4 12 PDR. Howitzers.
Gist’s (Walker’s) Division, Reserve Corps.
September 19, 1863.


Capt. Evan P. Howell, Commanding.
1st Lieut. W. G. Robson.
2d Lieut. T. J. Gilmore.
2d Lieut. R. T. Gibson


The battery with its brigade and division crossed the Chickamauga late
in the evening and night of the 18th, and when the brigade became engaged
about 8:30 A.M. on the 19th the battery remain in its rear, ready to engage
the enemy if the opportunity should offer, but only one section was brought
into action on this ground is the brigade was retiring before the advance
of Baird’s division, and aided in checking its further progress. The battery
was not engaged on the 20th. Casualties: 3 men killed; 4 men wounded; 3
horses killed and 3 wounded.





From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1259 (see note)



My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle

Note
Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

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Type of memorial: Plaque

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