Cobb's Kentucky Battery

Cobb's Kentucky Battery (HM29SP)

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

N 34° 55.794', W 85° 15.156'

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Helm's Brigade

—Breckinridge's Division —

Cobb's Kentucky Battery
4 Napoleons, 1 12 Pounder Howitzer.
Helm's Brigade, Breckinridge's Division, Hill's Corps.

September 20, 1863
Captain Robert Cobb, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Frank P. Gracey.


This Battery with Slocomb's was engaged in a severe duel, with two batteries of the enemy near Glass' Mill in the forenoon of the 19th. Afterwards, with its Brigade, it moved to the right, crossed the Chickamauga at Alexander's Bridge after night-fall, and bivouacked beyond. About 9:30 a.m. of the 20th, it moved with the attacking line between the left of Breckinridge's Division and right of Cleburne's. After advancing about half a mile the Brigade became engaged. The Battery then moved to the left behind a slight eminence and undertook to push the pieces by hand into action on this ground. The density of the timber preventing the use of the limbers. Before this position could be reached, it was subjected to such heavy artillery and musketry fire from front and left flank at short range that it was compelled to retire to cover about 500 yards in rear of the line, where it remained until 1 p.m., when a section under Lieutenant Gracey was sent to report to General Forrest who was operating against the enemy's left and rear. There from a ridge parallel to the Chattanooga



Road this section did efficient service until the close of the battle. Casualties of the battle: killed and wounded 12.
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HM NumberHM29SP
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
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Date Added Thursday, July 26th, 2018 at 7:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659597 N 3866663
Decimal Degrees34.92990000, -85.25260000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.794', W 85° 15.156'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 47.64" N, 85° 15' 9.36" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Alexander Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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