Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Tablet - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: The Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery Tablet is located on Snodgrass Hill on Vittetoe Road in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. The plaque describes the action on Sept. 20, 1863, afternoon.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/26/2015 10:38:37 AM
Waymark Code: WMNYY5
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Long Description:
This plaque is dedicated to Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery, commanded by 2d Lieut. Thomas S Burton is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. The plaque describes the action on the afternoon of Sept. 20, 1863.

To reach the tablet:
From the parking area on Snodgrass Hill, head west pass the monuments on the hilltop. A trail will continue to the west near the 87th Indiana and the 2nd Minnesota monuments. Follow this path until you reach a clearing. A path will lead to the northwest (right) near the 78th Illinois and the 121st Ohio monuments. Follow this path to the plaques.

Text on the plaque reads:
Battery M, 1st Illinois Light Artillery.
4 Napoleons, 2 3” Rifles.
Mitchell’s Brigade, Steedman’s Division, Granger’s Corps.
September 20, 1863.
2d Lieut. Thom S Burton, Commanding.
2d Lieut. Bel H. Fluskey.

About noon the battery followed its brigade from McAfee’s church to this Ridge, came into position on this ground on the right of the brigade soon after 2 P.M., supported by two companies of the 113th and 121st Ohio regiments, and was fiercely engaged until sunset, aiding in repulsing repeated assaults of the enemy. A portion of the time one section of this battery was engaged on the left of the brigade on this Ridge further to the east and rendered effective service. Casualties: enlisted men killed 2; wounded 9; captured or missing 1.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-664.

My Sources
1. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
2. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Union Order of Battle
3. CWBFM - Battery M, 1st Illinois 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.

Date Installed or Dedicated: 1/1/1890

Union, Confederate or Other Monument: Union

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