18th Indiana Battery Historical

18th Indiana Battery Historical (HM1UP1)

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

N 34° 54.85', W 85° 15.732'

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Wilder's Brigade

—Reynolds’ Division —

18th Battery, Indiana Light Artillery.
6 - 3" Rifles, 4 Mountain Howitzers.
Wilder's Brigade, Reynolds' Division, Thomas' Corps.
September 19, 1863, 4 p.m.

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

The four mountain howitzers of this battery, detached with the 92nd Illinois, and serving with King's Brigade of the division, came into position on this ground about 4 p.m., on the right of 19th Indiana Battery and opened on the rapidly advancing line of the enemy, (Johnson's Brigade) with canister, but King's Brigade and the 92nd Illinois, having been outflanked on the right and forced to retire, and the enemy continuing to press through the timbered hollow on the unprotected right and rear, the howitzers were forced to retire with the loss of one gun. The remainder of the battery was engaged in the Viniard Field.
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HM NumberHM1UP1
Year Placed1890
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 26th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658751 N 3864902
Decimal Degrees34.91416667, -85.26220000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 54.85', W 85° 15.732'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 54' 51" N, 85° 15' 43.92" W
Driving DirectionsGoogle Maps
Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Lafayette Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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