Coldwater in Branch County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
Battery A First Michigan Light Artillery
Organized in Coldwater and Known as
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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coldwater.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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