Lumsden’s Alabama Battery Plaque - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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N 34° 55.279 W 085° 15.721
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Quick Description: The Lumsden’s Alabama Battery is located in Poe's Field on Poe Road. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 12/27/2014 11:08:42 AM
Waymark Code: WMN4YC
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Lumsden’s Alabama Battery commanded by Captain Charles L. Lumsden in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863. This is the only monument to Lumsden’s Alabama Battery on the battlefield.

Text on the plaque reads:
Lumsden’s Alabama Battery
3 Napoleons, 1 10 PDR. Parrott, 1 12 PDR. Howitzers.
Robertson’s Reserve Artillery.
September 20, 1863

Capt. Charles L. Lumsden, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Harvey H. Cribbs.
2D Lieut. Ebenezer H. Hargrove.
Cadet J. P. Sykes.

The battery was engaged on the 19th with the enemy, losing one gun with a broken trail but the gun was soon after retaken. On the 20th the battery came into position on this ground near 5 P.M. and opened fire on the enemy crossing the road near the Kelly House from the east to the west, continuing to fire till his line on the right was abandoned. Casualties: men killed 1; men wounded 1: 5 horses killed, 3 wounded.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1247.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Lumsden’s Alabama Plaque

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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