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

McCants’ Florida Battery.

Maj. Melancthon Smith's Artillery Battalion.

 

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

 
McCants' Florida Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. McCants' Florida Battery. Marker
Inscription.
McCants' Florida Battery.
1 10-pdr. parrott, 3 6-pdr. S.B.
Maj. Melancthon Smith's Artillery Battalion.
Cheatham's Division, Hardee's Corps.
Nov. 25, 1863, 4 p.m.
Capt. Robert P. McCants, Commanding
1st Lieut. Thomas J. Perry.
1st Lieut. Andrew J. Neal
2nd Lieut. James C. Davis.
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On the afternoon of November 25th, 1863, at the time of the advance of the enemy on the ridge, one section of 6-pdr. guns occupied the crest of the ridge in the rear of this position, and one 10-pdr. Parrott and one 6-pdr. the point on the ridge 750 yards north, where a road reached the crest from the front, and were actively engaged during the assault. The rapid advance of the Union forces after reaching the crest south of this position, approaching from the flank and rear, killing and wounding many horses, this section was abandoned where it stood; and the section in action 750 yards north of this position, after efficient service, firing in the flank of the advancing lines, retired without loss across the Chickamauga. Losses 2 guns, 10 horses and a few men.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 403.)
McCants' Florida Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. McCants' Florida Battery. Marker
View of this historical marker on the eastern side of the roadway in front of a residence.

 
Location. 35° 2.889′ N, 85° 15.145′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road north of Cabin Road, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. This historical marker is located on the western crest of Missionary Ridge, between the DeLong Reservation and the Phelps Monument. Marker is at or near this postal address: 274 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cheatham's Division. (within shouting distance of this marker); Cheatham's Division (within shouting distance of this marker but has been reported missing); Hindman's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); Phelps' Brigade (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 9th Ohio Infantry. (about 600 feet away); Jackson's Brigade. (about 600 feet away); E. H. Phelps Memorial Monument (about 600 feet away); 14th Ohio Infantry. (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
McCants' Florida Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. McCants' Florida Battery. Marker
A distant view of the historical marker looking north, towards the marker, along North Crest Road.
McCants' Florida Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. McCants' Florida Battery. Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along North Crest Road.
McCants' Florida Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. McCants' Florida Battery. Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along North Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 337 times since then and 27 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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