18th Indiana Battery Historical

18th Indiana Battery Historical (HM1V6Y)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Walker County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 54.452', W 85° 16.35'

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Wilder's Brigade

—Reynolds’ Division —

18th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
6 - 3" Rifles, 4 Mountain Howitzers.
Wilder's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 20, 1863.

Captain Eli Lilly, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Joseph A. Scott.
2nd Lieutenant Moses M. Beck.
2nd Lieutenant William B. Rippetoe.


In the forenoon, the Battery took position on the ridge west of Crawfish Spring Road, southwest of this position. About 11:30 a.m., troops on the left were falting in front of the advancing enemy, and the Brigade went to their support, moving at the double-quick. The Battery moved a few hundred yards to the left of the former position and opened very rapidly, shelling a field, beyond a narrow strip of timber, through which the enemy was moving. The Brigade soon cleared the woods and one section was moved to this position and opened with canister on the retreating enemy till out of range. Soon after noon, the Battery moved to its former position and soon after to Chattanooga Valley, five miles from Chattanooga. Casualties of the battle: 2 men killed and 8 wounded; 6 horses killed, 1 wounded. Ammunition expended 778 rounds.
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HM NumberHM1V6Y
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 20th, 2016 at 5:01am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 657822 N 3864150
Decimal Degrees34.90753333, -85.27250000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.452', W 85° 16.35'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 27.12" N, 85° 16' 21" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Vittetoe Chickamauga Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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