Douglas' Texas Battery

Douglas' Texas Battery (HM20JL)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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Country: United States of America
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N 34° 55.966', W 85° 15.136'

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Deshler's Brigade

—Cleburne's Division —

Douglas' Texas Battery.
2 6 pounders, 2 12 pound howitzers.
Deshler's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hill's Corps.
September 20, 1863.

Captain James P. Douglas, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant John H. Brigham.
1st Lieutenant Benjamin Hardin.
2d Lieutenant M.S. Fleisher.
2d Lieutenant w.J. Sanders.


The Battery was not engaged on the 19th or morning of the 20th, though under fire and in position several times for action. By order of General Cleburne it remained in reserve till about 4 o'clock p.m. when with Polk's and Wood's Brigades and Semple's Battery it advanced to a position within 300 yards of the enemy's rail and log barricades and opened on them with shell. After firing twenty minutes the enemy began to yield ground. General Cleburne then ordered the battery to cease firing and moved the pieces to the front, coming into position on this spot in support of Polk's Brigade. By direction of General Polk the Battery opened on the enemy's works firing a few rounds, when one piece was moved to the top of the ridge with the infantry and opened fire.

The Captain pushed forward with one piece to the Chattanooga road when he was ordered to halt. The remaining pieces were brought up and all bivouacked for the night. Casualties: 1 man wounded; 2
horses killed; 1 carriage disabled.
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HM NumberHM20JL
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659622 N 3866981
Decimal Degrees34.93276667, -85.25226667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.966', W 85° 15.136'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 57.96" N, 85° 15' 8.16" 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 Alexander Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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