Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Howell's Georgia Battery
Martin's Artillery Battalion -Walker's Division
— Hardee's Corps —
2 6-pdr., 2 12-pdr. howitzers.
By order of Captain Howell, commanding the battery, the section of 6-pdr. guns, under Lieut. R.T. Gibson, was placed in position on this ground November 16th, 1863, and the horses returned to the foot of the mountain. During the engagement of the 24th the men were in their places ready for action, but were not able to fire as Walthall's Brigade was engaged with the enemy in advance of the guns. Seeing the supporting line retiring rapidly in disorder, pursued by the enemy in overwhelming numbers and no possibility of removing the guns or repulsing the enemy, the men were marched off leaving the guns. Casualties. None.
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-411.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Cravens House Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24, 1863 series lists.
Location. 35° 0.835′ N, 85° 20.51′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road 0.1 miles north of Military Road. Marker is located on the grounds of The Cravens House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (TN 148) to reach the area. 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. Participation of the Artillery (a few steps from this marker); New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Hooker's Column (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cravens House (within shouting distance of this marker); Ireland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 104th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Carlin's Brigade (within Cruft's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 788 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on September 15, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.