Calvert's Arkansas Battery

Calvert's Arkansas Battery (HM20JK)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
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N 34° 55.999', W 85° 15.148'

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Polk's Brigade

—Cleburne's Division —

Calvert's Arkansas Battery.
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Polk's Brigade, Cleburne's Division, Hill's Corps.
September 20, 1863.

1st Lieutenant Thomas Key, Commanding.
2d Lieutenant Willis M. Hopwood.
2d Lieutenant James G. Marshall

In the charge of the Division on the morning of this day, the Battery engaged the enemy and in the midst of the battle had one howitzer disabled when the Battery was withdrawn, securing the disabled piece. About 5 p.m., while the Brigade was engaged in assaulting the enemy's rail and log barricades under a close and destructive fire of musketry and artillery, and while the Brigade was being cut down and faltering, the Battery was moved by hand into position on this ground, within 170 yards of the enemy's line, and opened on it with double charges of canister, continuing the fire until the enemy withdrew. During the engagement on Sunday, the Battery, with the Brigade, captured 2 rifled pieces of artillery.

Casulites of the battle: 1 man mortally wounded; 5 slightly wounded; 3 horses killed.
HM NumberHM20JK
Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 at 10:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659603 N 3867042
Decimal Degrees34.93331667, -85.25246667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 55.999', W 85° 15.148'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 55' 59.94" N, 85° 15' 8.88" 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 Alexander Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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