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Near Fort Oglethorpe in Catoosa County, Georgia — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Huggins’ Tennessee Battery

Dibrell's Brigade

 

—Armstrong's Division —

 
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
1. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.
Huggins' Tennessee Battery.
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.
 
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Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
2. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, in the forefront of a line of Confederate tablets, looking west along the Reeds Bridge Road.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1362.)
 
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); To Right of Confederate Infantry (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.

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Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
View, looking north, across the street intersection, and along Forrest Road, at the row of Confederate tablets on the northeast corner of the intersection.
locating this tablet 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).”
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
View looking east along the Reeds Bridge Road, at the row of Confederate tablets, the featured tablet being the one farthest away, at the front of the row.
Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. Huggins' Tennessee Battery Marker
View from across the street, looking east along the Reeds Bridge Road, of the row of Confederate tablets, the featured tablet being the one farthest away, at the front of the row.
 
 
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 53 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 19, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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