Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery

Battery H, 4th U.S. Artillery (HM29O8)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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N 34° 55.79', W 85° 15.564'

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Grose's Brigade

—Palmer's Division —

Battery H, 4th U. S. Artillery.
4 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Grose's Brigade, Palmer's Division, Crittenden's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
1st Lieutenant Harry C. Cushing, Commanding.


Early in the morning the Battery re-supplied ammunition and remained in rear of Grose's Brigade in reserve. As soon as the fighting began the Brigade was ordered to re-enforce the left. Hardly had the Brigade reached the ground when the left was pushed back. One section of the battery was placed on this ground, commanding the road. The enemy had gained possession of the road and as soon as the Battery opened on him at about 350 yards with case shot he left it, but opened a full battery of 12 pounder guns on this position. His fire was rapid and effective. The Battery having exhausted its ammunition, retired to refill its chests. Having accomplished this, the Battery was ordered to join the artillery massed on the hill in the rear of the center, west of the Dyer Field. From this position, owing to the rapid advance and heavy fire of the enemy, by which all the horses of the right piece were disabled, it was obligated to retire, losing one gun. It encamped for the night at Rossville. Casualties of the day: 1 man killed; 4 wounded. Casualties of the battle: enlisted men killed 5; officers



wounded 1; men wounded 16; horses killed 19; wounded 6; 1 gun and limber abandoned.
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HM NumberHM29O8
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Sunday, July 22nd, 2018 at 10:03pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658976 N 3866644
Decimal Degrees34.92983333, -85.25940000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.79', W 85° 15.564'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 47.4" N, 85° 15' 33.84" 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 Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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