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York’s Georgia Battery (CSA) Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.479 W 085° 16.502
16S E 657558 N 3866045
Quick Description: This plaque to the York’s Georgia Battery (CSA) is located in on a wooded path north of Vittetoe Rd. It describes the actions of the battery on the afternoon of Sunday, Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 7/23/2012 6:45:41 PM
Waymark Code: WMEYN3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member iconions
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Long Description:
This plaque to York’s Georgia Battery (CSA), is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location on Sunday, September 20, 1863 from 2 pm until sunset. The battery was commanded by 1st Lieut. William S. Everett. The text on the plaque is red indicating this was a Confederate unit.

Text on the plaque:

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. Blount.
2nd Lieut. W. R. Jackson.

About 2 PM the battery came into position on this ground. The brigade
advanced and was driven back to this position when the battery opened with
canister inhaled its position during three successive charges of the enemy
using thirty-four rounds to the piece. One section was forwarded about sunset to the
northern crest in opened down a re-themed with one-piece firing three rounds.
Night closing in any enemy having disappeared the battery retired and
encamp for the night. Casualties of the battle 3 men wounded, 5 horses
disabled, rounds expended 428.

The marker describing the action of York’s battery earlier in the day is at N 34° 55.276 W 085° 16.376 WMEYMP

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1273(see note)

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

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.

List if there are any visiting hours:
Sunrsie to sunset

Entrance fees (if it applies): 0.00

Type of memorial: Plaque

Website pertaining to the memorial: Not listed

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