Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery
Cobb's Artillery Battalion
Breckinridge's Division - Breckinridge's Corps
Four 12-PDR. Napoleons, Two James Rifles
Capt. Robert Cobb's Artillery Battalion.
Breckinridge's (Bate's) Div. Breckinridge's Corps.
Capt. C.H. Slocomb, Commanding,
1st Lieut. W.C.D. Vaught, 2d Lieut. A.J. Leverich.
1st Lieut. J.A. Chalaron, 2d Lieut. C.G. Johnsen.
Nov. 25th, 1863, 4 P.M.
This battery moved from the valley at 3:30 A.M., via. Rossville: Three guns under Lieut. Chalaron took position on this ground; three under Lieut. Vaught on the next projection to the left, no infantry support intervening.
A rapid fire was opened on the advancing enemy, which caused him to seek shelter behind the inequalities of the ground. This projection, and the steepness of the ridge enabled the troops of Hazen and Willich to gain the crest 200 yards to the right. Chalaron's guns opened on this force, when two of his limber chests were blown up killing many horses. The enemy also crowned the ridge on the left. Being nearly surrounded four of the guns and caissons, to escape capture plunged down the ridge to the rear, were mired
The Captain, Lieuts. Vaught and Chalaron, with some of the cannoneers, joined the troops where the first stand was made, manned and fought pieces of other batteries until the close of the action.
Casualties: 7 men wounded, 3 missing: Saved: 4 Limbers, 60 horses.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-412B.)
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, Ohio Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1864.
Location. 35° 1.687′ N, 85° 15.487′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road, 0.1 miles south of Ridge Road. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Artillery (here, next to this marker); Ohio at Chattanooga (here, next to this marker); Ohio at Chickamauga (here, next to this marker); Ohio Monument (a few steps from this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 3d Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 4th Ohio Cavalry (Battalion) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 20, 2017. It was originally submitted on December 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 554 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.