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

Scott's Tennessee Battery

Maj. Alfred R. Courtney's Artillery Battalion.

 

—Hindman's Division, Hardee's Corps. —

 
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.
Scott's Tennessee Battery
2 6-pdr., 2 12-pdr. Howitzers.
Maj. Alfred R. Courtney's Artillery Battalion.
Hindman's Division, Hardee's Corps.
Nov. 25th, 1863, 4 p.m.
Lieut. John Doscher, Commanding.
2nd Lieut. A. T. Watson
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During the assault of the Army of the Cumberland on the ridge the afternoon of November 25, 1863, one section of the battery occupied the crest of the ridge in rear of this ground, under command of Lieut. Watson, with one section posted at the head of the first ravine north under command of Lieut. Doscher, and kept up a rapid fire on the advancing lines of the enemy till the ridge was carried on a projecting spur south of this position where the observation tower now stands, thus enabling the line on the ridge to gain the flank and rear of the guns while fiercely engaged with the assaulting lines in front. The men stood to their posts till the enemy was among the guns. The battery was reluctantly abandoned, with the loss of 3 guns, many horses and a few men. One gun escaped and crossed the Chickamauga in safety.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location.
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the historical marker situated into a recess in the stone wall embankment, built in front of the residence on North Crest Road.
35° 2.787′ N, 85° 15.242′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Brown Wood Drive, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located along the eastern side of the roadway that runs along the western crest of Missionary Ridge, embedded in a stone wall embankment, in front of a residence, situated about midway between the DeLong Reservation and the Phelps' monument. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Derveer's Brigade. (here, next to this marker); 35th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker but has been reported missing); Vaughan's Brigade (here, next to this marker); Baird's Division (a few steps from this marker); 105th Ohio Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 9th Ohio Infantry. (within shouting distance of this marker); Hindman's Division (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheatham's Division (about 600 feet away but has been reported missing). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the historical marker situated into a recess in the stone wall embankment, and of the cannon situated at the crest of the high ground above the historical marker.
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of both the featured historical marker and of the "Vaughan's Brigade" historical marker looking south on North Crest Road.
Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. Scott's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of both the featured historical marker and of the "Baird's Division, Palmer's Corps" historical marker situated directly across the street, looking north on North Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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