Massenburg's Georgia Battery (CSA) Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Massenburg's Georgia Battery Plaque is located on Poe Road (one way) near driving tour stop 3, Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location at noon on Sunday, Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/19/2012 9:39:18 AM
Waymark Code: WMENK3
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This plaque to Massenburg's Georgia Battery (CSA), is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the role the battery played during the battle on Sept 19 - 20, 1863. The text on the plaque is red indicating this was a Confederate unit.

Text on the plaque:

Massenburg's Georgia Battery.
2 10 PDR. Parrotts.
Robertson’s Reserve Artillery.
September 20, 1863

Capt. Thomas L. Massenburg, Commanding.
1st Lieut. J. F. Greer.
2d Lieut. George B. Foster.
2d Lieut. R. G. Burgess.

The battery was not engaged on the 19th, but came into position on this
ground soon after noon on the 20th, and opened fire on the enemy then
falling back on Snodgrass Hill. About 5 P.M. the battery again came into position
on the left of Major Williams’ Battalion, northwest of this ground and
opened fire on the enemy's line east of the Kelley Field, taking it in reverse,
and continuing to fire till his line on the right was abandoned and the
Confederate infantry line intervened. Casualties: officers wounded 1, men
Wounded 3, horses killed 1.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1262(see note)

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

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Confederate

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Date Installed or Dedicated: Not listed

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

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