6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery Tablet - Chickamauga National Military Park
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Lat34North
N 34° 55.107 W 085° 15.738
16S E 658733 N 3865377
Quick Description: These 2 plaques to the 6th Ohio Light Artillery are located on the south side of Dyer Rd, just west of the split rail fence along the western edge of the Brothernton Field in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 3/27/2012 10:38:16 AM
Waymark Code: WME2XB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:
These plaques describes the actions of the 6th Ohio Light Artillery during the Battle of Chickamauga fought September 19–20, 1863. The battery was organized at Camp Buckingham in Mansfield, Ohio and mustered in for a three year enlistment on December 10, 1861. The battery consisted of 4 10-pounder Parrotts and 2 Napoleons. The plaque is blue with white lettering indicating that the 6th Ohio Light Artillery was a Union battery. This plaque describes the action during the day of Sunday, September 20, 1863.

6th Battery Ohio Light Artillery
4 10-PDR. Parrotts, 2 Napoleons.
Harker’s Brigade, Wood’s Division, Crittenden’s Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Capt. Cullen Bradley Commanding,
1st Lieut. Oliver H.P. Ayres.
1st Lieut. James P. McElroy
  Soon after daylight the battery occupied a position in reserve on the ridge west of what is now known as Lytle Station. About 8 o'clock Wood’s Division moved to the front line relieving Negley's Division.

  The battery followed Harker’s Brigade and two sections took position on this line about 10 o'clock, firing 32rounds with good effect. Soon after 11 o'clock, while the brigade was moving by the left flank, the battery opposite its center, the Confederates broke through the line, driving back guns, caissons and fragments of the regiment in great disorder. The battery being entirely cut off from the brigade moved to the ridge west of the Dyer Field, took position to play on the Confederates if opportunity offered, and when all Union troops in that part of the field had fallen back, followed them and encamp near Rossville. Casualties of the battle: 1 enlisted man killed; 1 officer and 7 men wounded; 2 horses wounded.

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