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

Calvert's Arkansas Battery

Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.

 

— Cleburne's Division. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
Inscription.  
Calvert's Arkansas Battery
Two 6 pdrs., Two 12-pdr. Howitzers.
Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.
Cleburne's Division.
1st Lieut. Thomas J. Key Commanding.
1st Lieuts. R. Fitzpatrick and W. M. Hopwood.
2d Lieut. J. G. Marshall.


Nov. 25th, 1863. Noon


The battery occupied a position over the railroad tunnel during the fighting of the morning, and with its rapid and accurate firing aided in keeping its front clear of the assaulting lines of the enemy.

About noon, by order of Gen. Cleburne the battery held this position with Lieut. Key in command of his own and a section of Sweet's Battery; without epaulments or other shelter taking an active part in repulsing the repeated and persistent assaults of the enemy, standing to their post, with the enemy nearly at the muzzles of their pieces.

Gen. Cleburne says the batteries at this point were bravely fought and did great execution, After dark the battery with its battalion withdrew unmolested across the Chickamauga.

Casualties: No guns
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historic marker, atop "Tunnel Hill," positioned next to a cannon.
or material; men and horses not reported.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-401.)
 
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, Sherman Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 series lists.
 
Location. 35° 4.123′ N, 85° 14.43′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the top of the hill called "Tunnel Hill". Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confederate Casualties (here, next to this marker); Union Casualties (here, next to this marker); Cumming's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); J. A. Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery (a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Lewis' Brigade
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historic marker, atop "Tunnel Hill," positioned between two cannons.
(a few steps from this marker); Matthies' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then walking north on the Sherman Reservation footpath that begins near the corner of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road. The path goes up the slope of the hill, through a wooded area, and emerges on a hill top clearing, where the historic marker is located.
 
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
4. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historical marker with a member of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen standing beside the marker.
Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 6, 2013
5. Calvert's Arkansas Battery Marker
View of the historical marker with several members of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen standing near the marker and the cannons, atop "Tunnel Hill."
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 395 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 10, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   4. submitted on December 11, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   5. submitted on December 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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