18th Indiana Battery Historical

18th Indiana Battery Historical (HM1XBU)

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

N 34° 54.66', W 85° 13.905'

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Wilder's Brigade

—Reynold's Division —

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

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


The Battery marched from Pond Spring to Alexander's Bridge on the 17th.

At 9:30 a.m. on the 18th one section of Mountain howitzers was sent with two regiments of the Brigade to reinforce Colonel Minty near Reed's Bridge.

About 12:30 p.m. the enemy appeared in front and attacked skirmishers.

The Battery opened fire on them from this position with four guns, throwing long range canister and shell. One of the enemy's shell fell near one of the guns when Private Sidney A. Speed seeing the fuse still burning picked it up and threw it over the Alexander house nearby, the shell bursting harmlessly on the other side. The Battery remained in this position till about 4:30 p.m., when Colonel Minty having been forced back from Reed's Bridge, the Battery retired under orders to the LaFayette road, where it bivouacked.
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HM NumberHM1XBU
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, March 19th, 2017 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 661539 N 3864600
Decimal Degrees34.91100000, -85.23175000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.66', W 85° 13.905'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 39.6" N, 85° 13' 54.3" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1155 Alexander Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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