Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: Scott's Tennessee Battery (CSA), located on a hiking trail, south of Brothernton road and east of Brock’s field. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863 at 1:30 pm.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 5/28/2012 10:34:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMEGMN
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Long Description:
This marker to Scott's Tennessee Battery, is in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863 at 1:30 pm.

Text on the front of the marker:
Scott's Battery
Smith’s Brigade
Cheatham’s Div.
1:30 P.M. Sept. 19, 1863

Text on a plaque located near the marker:
Scott's Tennessee Battery
2 6 PDR., 2 12 PDR. Howitzer
Smith’s Brigade, Cheatham’s Division, Polk’s Corps
September 19, 1863
1st Lieut. John M. Marsh, commanding (wounded)
2D Lieut. A. T. Watson

The battery with its Brigade crossed the Chickamauga at Dalton’s Ford about 8 O’clock A. M. and after several halts moved rapidly in rear of the Brigade, and came into action on this ground about 12:00 P.M. under a heavy fire from musketry from the enemy. Several privates were wounded in coming into action. Opened fire on the enemy with spherical case and canister at short range with effect. The Howitzer on the right section, after firing two rounds, was disabled by the cap-square breaking. After firing some twenty minutes, 1st Lieut. John M. Marsh was severely wounded and taken from the field. Under a heavy fire of musketry and artillery from the enemy the Battery continued firing for about thirty minutes, when the Brigade was retired under orders about half a mile. Casualties: 2 privates killed, 3 seriously wounded and 10 slightly wounded. Lost 14 horses and 1 set of artillery harness. The battery was not engaged on the 20th.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1371(see note)
  LCS ID: 003172

Historical Significance:

  National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
  National Register Date:

  National Historic Landmark?: No
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Short Significance Description:

Marker contributes to national significance of park under NR Criterion A because it represents national movement among veterans & related groups to commemorate Civil War battlefields. This was the first U.S. national military park.

Short Physical Description

1'6" wide x 1' deep x 3' high, the marker is a rectangular block of smooth-faced Tennessee gray marble inscribed on the front. Marks the unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 1:30 p.m.

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My Sources
2. Wikipedia - Battle of Chickamauga
3. The Civil War Home - The Chickamauga Campaign - Confederate Order of Battle

Trailhead Graphics, Inc. has produced a map of the Chickamauga Battlefield showing the locations of all of the monuments and the markers on the battlefield. Each location on the map has a number associated with it that cross-references to an index on the back of the map that has the name of the marker (called the Chick-Chatt NMP monument numbering system). This number corresponds to the structure Number listed on the NPS List of Classified Structures that is normally prefixed with the letters MT for the Chickamauga Battlefield.

Name of Historic District (as listed on the NRHP): Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

Link to page with the Historic District: [Web Link]

NRHP Historic District Waymark (Optional): [Web Link]

located on a hiking trail, south of Brothernton road and east of Brock’s field.

How did you determine the building to be a contributing structure?: Narrative found on the internet (Link provided below)

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