Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Chickamauga Monuments - part 4

Today's final installment. Loomis' Battery, 1st Michigan Battery A. Time has been kind to this panel. The detail presented is amazing. Also the story of the action here is pretty interesting. The battery held to the very last, firing tons of canister, but eventually being overrun and losing 5 of 6 guns. But the battery was the center of much fighting afterwards and 3 of those guns were recaptured.

Showing the death of the battery's commander, Lieutenant George Van Pelt.
Showing the Confederates advancing on the battery.

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