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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Howell's Georgia Battery

Martin's Artillery Battalion -Walker's Division

 

—Hardee's Corps —

 
Howell's Georgia Battery Tablet image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
1. Howell's Georgia Battery Tablet
Inscription.
Howell's Georgia Battery.
2 6-pdr., 2 12-pdr. howitzers.
Maj. Robert Martin's Artillery Battalion.
Walker's Division, Hardee's Corps.
Nov 24th, 1863, 11 A.M.
Capt. Evan P. Howell, Commanding.
1st Lieut. W.C. Robson.
2nd Lieut. T.J. Gilmore.
2nd Lieut. R.T. Gibson.


By order of Captain Howell, commanding the battery, the section of 6-pdr. guns, under Lieut. R.T. Gibson, was placed in position on this ground November 16th, 1863, and the horses returned to the foot of the mountain. During the engagement of the 24th the men were in their places ready for action, but were not able to fire as Walthall's Brigade was engaged with the enemy in advance of the guns. Seeing the supporting line retiring rapidly in disorder, pursued by the enemy in overwhelming numbers and no possibility of removing the guns or repulsing the enemy, the men were marched off leaving the guns. Casualties. None.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board.
 
Location. 35° 0.835′ N, 85° 20.51′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road 0.1
Howell's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
2. Howell's Georgia Battery
miles north of Military Road. Click for map. Marker is located on the grounds of The Cravens House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (TN 148) to reach the area. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Participation of the Artillery (a few steps from this marker); New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker's Column (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cravens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ireland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Howell's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
3. Howell's Georgia Battery
One of two 6-pdr. cannons associated with the marker. It is stamped as registry #71 with inspector's initials "J.W.R." for James Wolfe Ripley. Also noted are a date of 1844 and the "C.A. & Co., Boston" for Cyrus Alger and Company.
Howell's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
4. Howell's Georgia Battery
another view of cannon #71.
Howell's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
5. Howell's Georgia Battery
The second cannon is marked as registry #141, inspector Benjamin Huger (initials "B.H."), dated 1855, also from Cyrus Alger & Co., Boston. Numbers engraved on the breech area are upside down '1114' and '608'. The later refers to the gun's recorded weight.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 619 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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