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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Howell's Georgia Battery

Maj. Robert Martin's Artillery Battalion

 

—Walker's (Gist's) Div., Hardee's Corps. —

 
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
I apologize for the poor angle of the picture, but it was above me on an embankment and the foliage surrounding it appeared to be infested with poison ivy.
Inscription.
Howell's Georgia Battery
Two 6-pdr., Two 12-pdr. Howitzers.
Maj. Robert Martin's Artillery Battalion
Walker's (Gist's) Div., Hardee's Corps.
Capt. Evan P. Howell, Commanding.
1st Lieut. W.G. Robson.
2d Lieuts. T.J. Gilmore and R.T. Gibson.
Nov. 25th, 1863, 11 A.M.

A section of 6-pdr. guns under Lieut. R.T. Gibson at the Cravens House on the slope of Lookout Mountain Nov. 24th, 1863, was abandoned for want of horses to remove the guns, caused by the overwhelming force and rapid advance of the enemy. The other section having been withdrawn from the top of Lookout Mountain after several changes came into position on this ground on the morning of the 25th Nov. '63, and at intervals opened on the enemy, aiding in driving back the right of their line advancing across the open fields, and compelling that portion of the storming column advancing on Tunnel Hill to the right to seek cover behind the intervening spur of the ridge. After dark the battery with its Division withdrew to Chickamauga Station. Casualties: 2 guns on the slope of Lookout Mountain. No men, guns or horses from this section.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location.
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical marker with a howitzer situated in the background.
35° 3.918′ N, 85° 14.461′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Lightfoot Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located just a very short distance south of the intersection with Lightfoot Mill Road, on the east side of the roadway, above an old stone wall embankment. Marker is at or near this postal address: 712 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas' (Texas) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Hardee's Corps (within shouting distance of this marker); Barret's Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Barrett's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown 's Brigade. (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Stevenson's Division (about 700 feet away); 26th Illinois (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. The historical marker is located just south of the Sherman Reservation and just north of where the railroad tracks (that cannot be seen from the marker or the roadway) enter the tunnel that goes through the ridge and
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along North Crest Road and the intersection with Lightfoot Mill Road.
under North Crest Road.
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. To better understand the relationship, study each marker in the order shown.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Howell's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Howell's Georgia Battery Marker
Another close-up view of the historical marker, taken from the side out of fear of the foliage in front of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 371 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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