Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery

Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery (HM1KDG)

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

N 34° 55.317', W 85° 15.737'

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Connell's Brigade, Brennan's Division

— Thomas' Corps. —

Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery.
Two 10 pounder Parrots, Two James, Two 12 pounder Howitzers.
Connell's Brigade, Brennan's Division,Thomas' Corps.

September 20, 1863.
Captain Josiah W. Church, Commanding (Slightly wounded),
1st Lieutenant Henry B. Corbin,
1st Lieutenant Edward S. Wheat,
2nd Lieutenant Daniel W. Sawyer,
2nd Lieutenant Jesse B. Fuller.


The battery moved from the Dyer field at midnight and came into position on this ground about 9 a.m. in center of brigade front line, and was in this position when the Confederate advance took place about 11 a.m. The enemy getting very near, the pieces were fired double shotted with canister, checking him till four pieces were run to the rear 50 yards. Three pieces were abandoned and three were limbered up and moved to the hill in the northwest end of Dyer farm with the reserve artillery. The enemy pressing hard on front and right flank of this position, two more pieces were abandoned, and the remainder of the battery moved to the rear on the McFarland's Gap road. Casualties: 1 officer and 6 men wounded; 4 men missing; guns lost 5; limbers 4; horses killed 35.
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HM NumberHM1KDG
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Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board
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Date Added Wednesday, May 6th, 2015 at 2:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658728 N 3865765
Decimal Degrees34.92195000, -85.26228333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.317', W 85° 15.737'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 19.02" N, 85° 15' 44.22" W
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Area Code(s)706
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near Poe Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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