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Near Chickamauga in Walker County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

York's Georgia Battery.

Johnsonís Brigade, Johnsonís Division, Longstreet's Corps.

 
 
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By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
1. York's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
York's Georgia Battery.
Two 6-PDR., Two 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Johnsonís Brigade, Johnsonís Division, Longstreetís Corps.
Sept. 20, 1863.
1st Lieut. William S. Everett, Commanding.
2nd Lieut. Francis M. Blout.
2nd Lieut. W.R. Jackson.


After being engaged about 10:30 A.M. east of Brothertonís the battery followed its brigade in the Brotherton field. Soon after 11 A.M. Firing a few rounds, and then advancing to a position near the Dyer house, where it fired one round, when it again advanced to this Ridge about 11:45 A.M., and opened fire upon part of the Union artillery and trains escaping through the Vittetoe Gap. One gun was run forward to a knoll in the Vittetoe field, to fire through the gap. Between 1:15 and 1:45 P.M. the battery left this position and advanced to the attack on Snodgrass Ridge.
 
Erected 1890 by War Department. (Marker Number MT-1272.)
 
Location. 34° 55.276′ N, 85° 16.376′ W. Marker is near Chickamauga, Georgia, in Walker County. Marker can be reached from Dyer Road east of Chickamauga-Vittetoe Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located in the Chickamauga Chattanooga National Military
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
2. York's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking west, toward the marker and the tree line. The parks path used to reach this marker is just behind the trees.
Park along a park trail that crosses the Dry Road near coordinates (N 34.917 W 85.273). Park along the side of the road. Follow the path north. Pass the small Dyer cemetery and several other markers. The marker will be just through the tree line on the east (right) side of the path. Marker is in this post office area: Chickamauga GA 30707, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dick's Brigade (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); York's Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away); Lieut. George W. Landrum (about 600 feet away); Johnson's Division - Hood's Corp (about 700 feet away); Dent's Alabama Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); S. Beatty's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 7th Indiana Battery (approx. 0.2 miles away); McNair's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chickamauga.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
3. York's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking north, toward one of the four cannons on display near this marker.
on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Also see . . .
1. Death Knell of the Confederacy. Link to the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park web page. (Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

2. Cast Iron Tablets and Bronze Plaques. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 

3. Battle of Chickamauga. Overview of the battle provided by the American Battlefield Trust. (Submitted on September 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia.) 
 
Categories. Parks & Recreational AreasWar, US Civil
 
York's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Byron Hooks, May 19, 2011
4. York's Georgia Battery Marker
View, looking west, toward the marker and two of the cannons flanking this marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2018. This page originally submitted on September 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. This page has been viewed 31 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 29, 2018, by Byron Hooks of Sandy Springs, Georgia. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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