6-pdr bronze field gun #447 – 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 6-pdr bronze field gun is located at the site where Howell’s Georgia Battery fought on Sept. 19, 1863, during the Battle of Chickamauga. Located on Brothernton Rd, east of Winfrey Field.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/8/2011 5:42:42 PM
Waymark Code: WMBP88
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member PTCrazy
Views: 5

Long Description:
From the plaque located next to the Howitzer:

Howell’s Georgia Battery
2 6 PDRS., 4 12 PDR. Howitzers.
Gist’s (Walker) Division, Reserve Corps.
Sept. 19, 1863
Capt. Evan P. Howell, Commanding
1st Lieut. W. G. Robson
2D Lieut. T. J. Gilmore
2D Lieut. R. T. Gibson

This battery with its Brigade crossed the Chickamauga late in the evening and night of the 18th, and when the Brigade became engaged about 8:30 A.M. of the 19th the Battery remained in its rear, ready to engage the enemy if an opportunity should offer, but only one section was brought into action on this ground as the Brigade was retire 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.

On the muzzle:

What type of artillery is this?: 6-pdr bronze field gun - M1841 made by Ames Co, in 1853

Where is this artillery located?: Park

What military of the world used this device?: Confederate

Cost?: 0.00 (listed in local currency)

Date artillery was in use: Not listed

Date artillery was placed on display: Not listed

Parking location to view this Waymark: 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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