Havis Georgia Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.259 W 085° 15.701
16S E 658785 N 3865659
Quick Description: The Havis' Georgia Battery marker is located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/17/2012 12:37:54 PM
Waymark Code: WME0FZ
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Sprinterman
Views: 2

Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to Havis' Georgia Battery and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only marker to Havis Georgia Battery on the battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sept. 20, 1863.



Havis' Battery
Capt. M. W. Havis.
Reserve Artillery.
Army of Tennessee.
Noon, Sept. 20, 1863

From a nearby marker:

Havis’ Georgia Battery
2 Napoleons, 1 James Rifle
Robertson’s Reserve
September 20, 1863.
Capt. M. W. Havis, Commanding
1st Lieut. James R. Duncan
1st Lieut. Hamblin R. Felder
2d Lieut. C. H. Smith
2d Lieut. James R. Rice
This battery was not engaged on the 19th. Soon after noon on the 20th
it came into position on this ground and opened fire on the enemy then falling
back on Snodgrass Hill. About 5:00 PM the battery took
position on the left of Major Williams’ Battalion, in front of and west of this ground,
and opened fire on the enemy's line east of the Kelly Field, taking it in
reverse, and continued to fire till his line at that point was abandoned and
the Confederate Infantry line intervened. Casualties: Men Killed 1, Men
Wounded 1, Horses Killed 1, Horses Wounded 1.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1258
  LCS ID: 008861

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
  Significance Level:

Short Significance Description:

Monument contributes to nat'l significance of the park under NR Criterion A because it represents the national movement among veterans to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

A rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 20, 1863, at 12:00 noon.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. 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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1899

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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

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