Howell's Georgia Battery Marker - Chickamauga National Battlefield
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Quick Description: This Monument to the Howell's Georgia Battery is located on Brotherton Rd., east of Winfrey’s Field in the Chickamauga National Battlefield. It marks their location on Saturday, September 19, 1863 at 10:00 am.
Location: Georgia, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2012 5:44:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMEMTY
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
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Long Description:
This monument is dedicated to Howell's Georgia Battery, in recognition of their service during the Battle of Chickamauga, fought September 19–20, 1863. Saturday, September 19, 1863 at 10:00 am. The battery was commanded by Captain Evan P. Howell and had 2 6 Pdrs., 4 12 Pdr. Howitzers.

Text on the front of the marker:

Howell's Battery
Capt. Evan P. Howell.
Wilson’s Brigade.
Walker’s Division.
10:00 A.M. Sept 19, 1863.

From the NRHP nomination form:

  Structure Number: MT-1261(see note)
  LCS ID: 008858

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

rock-faced, peaked-top granite slab, 4'6" wide x 6' high x 1'8" thick, that carries an inscription, with crossed cannon barrels carved in relief above it. Marks unit's position on September 19, 1863, at 10:00 a.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 Brotherton Rd., east of Winfrey’s Field in the Chickamauga National Battlefield.

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

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