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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Huggins’ Tennessee Battery

Dibrell's Brigade

 

—Armstrong's Division —

 
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
1. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.
Huggins' Tennessee Battery.
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pound Howitzers.
Dibrell's Brigade, Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Corps.

September 19, 1863.
Captain A. L. Huggins, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Edwin H. Douglas.
2d Lieutenant Nat. Baxter.
2d Lieutenant D. G. Grudup.

The Battery, supported by General Dibrell's Brigade dismounted, came into position on this ground about 2:30 P.M. by order of General Forrest as General Maney's Brigade on the left was hard pressed and retiring before the overwhelming force of the enemy. The Battery opened and kept up a destructive fire till the enemy was within 50 yards of the guns, getting off the field with all its pieces, notwithstanding the loss of horses. The supporting infantry fell back with the artillery. The battery was retired to the high ground in rear and was not further engaged during the day. Casualties: Not given.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-1361A.)
 
Location. 34° 55.353′ N, 85° 14.599′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is on Alexanders Bridge Road east
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
2. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the tablet looking northwest along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is located in the national park that preserves the site of the Chickamauga Battlefield. The marker is located within shouting distance, east, of the nearby intersection. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Johnson's Division (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Huggin's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); 89th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 30th Indiana Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Walthall's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd Indiana Infantry (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
 
More about this marker. I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine both the marker number for this tablet and the tablet's location in relation to the rest of the park's monuments, markers, and tablets. According to the map it provides the, "numerical
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
3. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the tablet and gun battery looking north across the Alexanders Bridge Road (where the rest of the battery is situated).
listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 10, 2016
4. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the backside of the tablet looking southeast along the Alexanders Bridge Road.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 135 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 13, 2016.
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