18th Indiana Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Military Park
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N 34° 54.849 W 085° 15.729
16S E 658755 N 3864900
Quick Description: The 18th Indiana Battery Marker is located on the ridge line in the Brotherton's Field, Lafayette Road, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 1/12/2012 11:39:04 AM
Waymark Code: WMDG7F
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
This marker to the 18th Independent Battery Indiana Light Artillery also known as Lilly's Hoosier Battery, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their postion on Saturday, September 19, 1863 at 4:30 P.M.

This is 1 of 6 markers to the 18th Indiana Battery on the battlefield.


18th Battery, Lilly
First Brigade (Wilder)
Fourth Division (Reynolds)
Fourteenth Corps. (Thomas)
Saturday, September 19th, 1864, 4:30 P.M.

From the plaque located at the marker:

18th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery
6-3” Rifles, 4 Mountain Howitzers.
Wilder’s brigade, Reynold’s Division. Thomas’ Corps.
Sept. 19, 1863. 4 P.M,
Capt. Eli Lilly, Commanding
1st Lieut. Joseph A. Scott
2nd Lieut. Moses M. Beck
2nd Lieut. William B. Rippetoe.

The four mountain howitzers of this battery, detached with these 92nd Illinois, and serving with King’s brigade of the division, came into position on this ground about 4 P.M., on the right of the 19th Indiana battery and opened only rapidly advancing line of the enemy, (Johnson’s Brigade) with canister, but King’s brigade and the 92nd Illinois, having been outflanked on the right and forced to retire, and the enemy continuing to press through the timbered hollow on the unprotected right and rear, the howitzers were forced to retire with the loss of one gun. The remainder of the battery was engaged in the Viniard Field.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-755(see note)
  LCS ID: 008817

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

This standard Indiana marker consists of a 4' x 4' x 4'8" high rock-faced oolitic stone block with a peaked top and a 12" x 18" bronze plaque affixed to its front. Marks battery's position in Brotherton Field.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1898

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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Related Website: [Web Link]

Photo or photos will be uploaded.: yes

Name of Government Entity or Private Organization that built the monument: Not listed

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