Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Havis’ Georgia Battery
Two 12-per. Napoleons, Two James Riﬂes.
—Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery —
Two 12-per. Napoleons, Two James Rifles.
Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery.
November 25, 1863, 4 P.M.
1st Lieut. James R. Duncan, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Hamblen R. Felder.
2d Lieut. C. H. Smith.
2d Lieut. James R. Rice.
The Battery occupied this position during the assault on the ridge in the space between the left of Finley's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division, commanded by General Bate, and the right of Adam's Brigade of Stewart's Division. An incessant and destructive fire was kept upon the advancing line in the valley and along the slopes of the ridge, until the enemy was within a few feet of the line on the crest, when General Bragg in person ordered the Battery to retire to the next range of ridges, where a new line was being formed.
As the Battery moved down and commenced the ascent of the next ridge, the Confederate line which had been forced from its position on the main ridge, failed to rally on the second, and the Battery was compelled to retire to the next range east, about 1,000 yards, from the first position, where a final stand was made till ordered to retire after dark.
Casualties: 2 Napoleon Guns; and a few men and horses.
Location. 35° 1.2′ N, 85° 15.765′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from South Crest Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This historical marker is located in the Bragg Military Reservation, at the extreme northern end of the park, just off the end of what was once the old Ridge Road that use to run through the center of the park. 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. 65th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); 97th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Illinois State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery. (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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