Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
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 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1361.)
Topics. This historical War, US Civil. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1863.
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 of Brotherton Road, on the right when traveling south. 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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America. Touch for directions.
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); Joe L. Campbell Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Dodge's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map 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 listing of all monuments, markers, and tablets on the Chickamauga Battlefield (using the Chick-Chatt NMP Monument Numbering System).”
Credits. This page was last revised on July 19, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 16, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 277 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 16, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.