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

Garrity's Alabama Battery

Maj. Alfred R. Courtney's Artillery Battalion.

— Hindman's Division. —

 
 
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
1. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Garrity's Alabama Battery.
Two 10 Pdr. Parrotts, Two 12 Pdr. Napoleons.
Maj. Alfred R. Courtney's Artillery Battalion.
Hindman's Division.
Nov. 1863.
Capt. James Garrity, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Philip Bond.
1st Lieut. Maynard A. Hassell.
2nd Lieut. Henry F. Carroll.

The section of Parrott guns occupied this position for nearly two months previous to the battle of the 24th and was engaged at intervals in firing at the enemy's wagon trains Moccasin Point Batteries and lines facing Missionary Ridge. About midnight of Nov. 23rd, after the enemy had advanced and occupied Orchard Knob this section was ordered to report to General Anderson commanding the division which then occupied the line of works at the base of Missionary Ridge and on its summit east of Orchard Knob and north of the Birds Mill Road.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-402.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil.
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In addition, it is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1863.
 
Location. 35° 0.692′ N, 85° 20.632′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Point Park Road, 0.1 miles north of East Brow Road. The tablet is located at Point Park, on the northern crest of Lookout Mountain, in a portion of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is about one tenth of a mile north of the walk-through entrance to Point Park and situated just behind a Confederate battery (of brass cannons) that is positioned on the crest. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Corput's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Peace Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Cliffs - Cherokee Geology (within shouting distance of this marker); Lookout Valley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout (about 300 feet away); 96th Illinois Infantry
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
2. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
View of historical marker in the foreground and then the Confederated Battery situated on the crest of Lookout Mountain looking down on the Tennessee River Valley and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
(about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Corput's Georgia Battery (about 400 feet away); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Garrity's Alabama Battery image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
3. Garrity's Alabama Battery
View of the Confederated Cannon situated on the crest of Lookout Mountain looking down on the Tennessee River Valley and Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Point Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, June 5, 2009
4. Point Park
View of the Point Park Museum on the right and the walk-through entrance to Point Park across the street
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Vintage Postcard; Impact Florida, Inc.: Jim Kinsey, circa 1991
5. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
6. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
View of a NPS ranger conducting a tour, and sharing some historic insights, while at the site of this historic marker.
Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
7. Garrity's Alabama Battery Marker
What it might have looked like at the site of the historic marker on November 24th, 1863, when the battle above the clouds was fought.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,983 times since then and 37 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 29, 2009, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on September 9, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.   6, 7. submitted on August 14, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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