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Coldwater in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Loomis’ Battery

Battery A First Michigan Light Artillery
Organized in Coldwater and Known as

 
 
Loomis' Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
1. Loomis' Battery Marker
Inscription. This is one of the six ten pounder Parrott guns sent to Loomis Battery by General McClellan at Rich Mountain, West Virginia, to replace the old six pounder brass gun originally supplied the battery, and was in service in West Virginia from July 1st until December 16th, 1861 when the battery was ordered to report to General Buell at Louisville, Ky.

In addition to its service in West Virginia, it was in action at Bowling Green, Ky., Feb. 14, 1862; Huntsville, Ala., April, 1862; Bridgeport, Ala., April 29, 1862; Gunthers Landing, Ala., May 15, 1862; Athens, Ala., May 29, 1862; Whitesburgh, Ala., June, 1862; Perryville, Ky., Oct. 8, 1862; Stone's River, Tennessee, Dec. 31, 1862, Jan. 1, 2 and 3, 1863; Hoover's Gap, June 25, 1863; Chickamauga, Ga., Sept. 19 and 20, 1863; Missionary Ridge, Nov. 25, 1863; Chattanooga, Tenn., November, 1863 to July, 1865.

This gun, with four others of the battery, was captured by Walthall's and Govan's Brigade of Walker's Corps of the Confederate Army, in the Battle of Chickamauga, on the 19th of September, 1863, in which Battle Lieut. Van Pelt and thirteen men were killed or wounded; thirteen men missing, and forty horses killed.

The guns were recaptured by Willich's Brigade, of the Union Army, before the day's fighting ceased.
 
Location.
Loomis' Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
2. Loomis' Battery Marker
with Parrott Gun and Caisson
41° 56.45′ N, 85° 0.029′ W. Marker is in Coldwater, Michigan, in Branch County. Marker is at the intersection of East Chicago Street (U.S. 12) and Marshall Street (Old U.S. 27), on the left when traveling east on East Chicago Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coldwater MI 49036, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The City of Coldwater, 1861-1961 (a few steps from this marker); Branch County World War I Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Old Sam (a few steps from this marker); Coldwater Michigan National Guard Armory Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Frank D. Newberry (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch County World War II Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Branch County Korean and Vietnam Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Coldwater War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Coldwater.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Names of A-Company, 1st Michigan Light Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
3. Names of A-Company, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
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Names of A-Company, 1st Michigan Light Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
4. Names of A-Company, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
Panel 2 of 3
Names of A-Company, 1st Michigan Light Artillery image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, May 17, 2013
5. Names of A-Company, 1st Michigan Light Artillery
Panel 3 of 3
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 497 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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