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

Calvert's Arkansas Battery

Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss’ Artillery Battalion.

 

—Cleburne's Division. —

 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
Inscription.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery
Two 6 pdrs., Two 12-pdr. Howitzers.
Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.
Cleburne's Division.
1st Lieut. Thomas J. Key Commanding.
1st Lieuts. R. Fitzpatrick and W. M. Hopwood.
2d Lieut. J. G. Marshall.


Nov. 25th, 1863. Noon


The battery occupied a position over the railroad tunnel during the fighting of the morning, and with its rapid and accurate firing aided in keeping its front clear of the assaulting lines of the enemy.

About noon, by order of Gen. Cleburne the battery held this position with Lieut. Key in command of his own and a section of Sweet's Battery; without epaulments or other shelter taking an active part in repulsing the repeated and persistent assaults of the enemy, standing to their post, with the enemy nearly at the muzzles of their pieces.

Gen. Cleburne says the batteries at this point were bravely fought and did great execution, After dark the battery with its battalion withdrew unmolested across the Chickamauga.

Casualties: No guns or material; men and horses not reported.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number 401.)
 
Location.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historic marker, atop "Tunnel Hill," positioned next to a cannon.
35° 4.123′ N, 85° 14.43′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. Click for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the top of the hill called "Tunnel Hill". Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Casualties (here, next to this marker); Union Casualties (here, next to this marker); Cumming's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); J. A. Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery (a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Lewis' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Matthies' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on the Sherman Reservation footpath that begins near the corner of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road. The path goes up the slope of the hill, through a wooded area, and emerges on a hill top
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historic marker, atop "Tunnel Hill," positioned between two cannons.
clearing, where the historic marker is located.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
4. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historical marker with a member of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen standing beside the marker.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
5. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historical marker with several members of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen standing near the marker and the cannons, atop "Tunnel Hill."
 
 
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