Scottsville in Allen County, Kentucky — The American South (East South Central)
Mock Battles and Live-Firing Drills
The battery also drilled, though sickness limited the number of men who participated. At one point, there were only enough soldiers to man half of the battery’s guns. On one occasion, the battery engaged in a mock battle, firing 125 shots without projectiles. The two-gun section also participated in a live-firing drill, making two center shots on a wheat sack on a fence three-quarters of a mile away.
After leaving Scottsville, Lilly’s Battery became part of Wilder’s Lighting Brigade of mounted infantry. The battery saw action in Tennessee, Georgia, and Kentucky.
Eli Lilly, 1838-1898
Eli Lilly was a pharmaceutical chemist before the war. After the war, he returned to pharmacy and in 1876 founded Eli Lilly & Company. Among the advances he pioneered
Colonel Eli Lilly, right, and Colonel George Jackson
Battery E, Knapp’s Pennsylvania Independent Light Artillery
A full battery required approximately 150 officers and men and 120 horses. A caisson carrying ammunition accompanied each gun. A traveling forge and a battery wagon, which carried wheelwright, saddler, harness-maker and carriage-maker tools, stores, and other material, accompanied each battery.
Artillery group of the 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Artillery
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical year for this entry is 1876.
Location. 36° 45.583′ N, 86° 11.853′ W. Marker is in Scottsville, Kentucky, in Allen County. Marker can be reached from North Bedelia St, 0.1 miles west of Dumont Hill Street, on the right when traveling west. Marker located on Dumont Hill at Dugas Community Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 336 North Bedelia Street, Scottsville KY 42164, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ebenezer Dumont (within shouting distance of this marker); An Army in Crisis (within shouting distance of this marker); An Army Restored (within shouting distance of this marker); A City of Tents (within shouting distance Union Regiments at Scottsville (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Scottsville, 1862 (about 600 feet away); The Army’s Shopkeeper (about 800 feet away); County Named, 1815 (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Scottsville.
Also see . . . Colonel Eli Lilly (pdf file). Indiana Governors History Website (Submitted on July 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 142 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on July 13, 2020, by Tom Bosse of Jefferson City, Tennessee. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.