Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield, GA, USA
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Quick Description: The Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery is located along a wooded path on Reed's bridge Road. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 11/28/2014 12:01:49 PM
Waymark Code: WMMZFB
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery commanded by Josiah W. Church in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 19.

Text on the plaque reads:
Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
Two 10-PDR. Parrotts, Two James, Two 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Connell’s Brigade, Brannan’s Division, Thomas’ Corps.
Sept. 19, 1863

Capt. Josiah W. Church, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Henry B. Corbin.
2nd Lieut. Daniel W. Sawyer.
2nd Lieut. Jesse B. Fuller.

After and all night’s march from the vicinity of Grower’s Ford on the Chickamauga, and a half hours halt and formation in line your McDonald’s house, the battery with its Brigade reached the ground upon which the Reed’s Bridge Tower how stands, and with the 3rd Brigade, took part in checking the advanced of the enemy (Liddell’s division) who was in pursuit of troops of Baird’s Division. The enemy appearing on the left in heavy masses. The battery came to this position, in support of Van DerVeer’s Brigade, and assisted in repulsing successive assaults on its front and left. About 1 P.M. the fighting ceased and after several changes of position the battery with the Brigade bivouacked for the night in the field near the Dyer house.

Casualties during the day: 2 men wounded.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-877A.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Federal Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery Tablet

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: Union

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