Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This marker to Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery is located at the south end of Poe's Field on the east side of Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga National Battlefield.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 4/5/2012 2:46:30 PM
Waymark Code: WME5AC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This marker is dedicated to Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery and is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. This is the only markers to Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery on the battlefield. It marks their location during the afternoon on Sept. 20, 1863.


Culpeper’s South Carolina

Sunday, September 20th, 1863
J. F. Culpeper,

A nearby plaque describes the actions of the battery on that day.

Culpeper’s South Carolina Battery
1 Napoleon, 2 12 PDR Howitzers
McNair’s Brigade, Johnson’s Division, Hood’s Corps
September 20, 1863
Capt. James F. Culpeper, Commanding.
1st Lieut. J.L.S. Dove.
1st Lieut. J.L. Moses.
2d Lieut. Henry J. Ham.
2d Lieut. Perry Moses.
In the morning the battery was in position on the right of the brigade on a ridge southeast of here. When the enemy advanced about 10:30 P.M., the battery opened fire, aiding in repulsing the attack. In the general advance about 11 A.M., the battery came in position near and north of the Brotherton House and opened fire on the enemy over the heads of the advancing Confederates. About noon it again came into action in the southwest corner of the Poe Field, aiding in forcing the enemy back on Snodgrass Ridge, and later in the day by order of Gen. Longstreet came into action on this ground and opened on the enemy who was crossing the road from his left to his right and continued to fire doing fine execution, till Gen. Stewart's Division in its advanced intervened. The battery fired from this position 250 rounds.

Casualties of the battle: 5 severely and 9 slightly wounded.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1345
  LCS ID: 003152

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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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 simple, rectangular, rock-faced block mounted on a rock-faced base, 3' wide x 2' high x 1.5' deep, with a smooth-faced area on the front that carries an inscription. Marks regiment's position on September 20, 1863.

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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: 1/1/1901

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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