Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
Huggins’ Tennessee Battery
—Armstrong's Division —
2 6 Pounders, 2 12 Pounder Howitzers.
Dibrell's Brigade, Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Corps.
September 20, 1863.
Captain A. L. Huggins, Commanding.
1st Lieutenant Edwin H. Douglas.
2d Lieutenant Nat. Baxter.
2d Lieutenant D. G. Grudup.
The Battery occupied a position near and north of the Reed's Bridge road and west of this glade, on the right of Breckinridge's Division, and was actively engaged soon after noon in shelling the advance of General Granger's Corps, going to the support of General Thomas. McCook's Brigade of this force was detained to face the Confederates while the other two after some delay proceeded rapidly to join Thomas on Snodgrass Hill. Some time after Granger's column had passed, the Battery moved to the front, but before it could come into action it was compelled to retire to its original position by the approach of the enemy who was withdrawing from the Kelly field line toward McFarland's Gap. The enemy having cleared the Chattanooga Road in the vicinity of McDonald's continued his withdrawal, under fire of a line of 14 guns from near this position, the fire being maintained until about sunset when the battle on this flank terminated. Casualties not given.
Location. 34° 56.507′ N, 85° 15.093′ W. Marker is near Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in Catoosa County. Marker is at the intersection of Reeds Bridge Road and Forrest Road, on the left when traveling east on Reeds Bridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Fort Oglethorpe GA 30742, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Huwald's Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); Huggins', Morton's & Huwald's Tennessee Batteries (here, next to this marker); Morton's Tennessee Battery (a few steps from this marker); To the opening of the Battle (a few steps from this marker); J. King's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Tennessee C.S.A. Artillery Monument (a few steps from this marker); Adams' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Liddell's Division (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Fort Oglethorpe.
More about this marker. This tablet is located along a portion of the Reeds Bridge Road that provides roadside parking spaces and the tablet is also situated across the street from the trailhead for one of the parks better maintained walking trails.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 68 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.