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

Huwald's Tennessee Battery

Davidson's Brigade

 

—Pegram's Division —

 
Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
1. Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.
Huwald's Tennessee Battery
2 Mountain Howitzers, 2 2¼ Inch Rifles.
Davidson's Brigade, Pegram's Division, Forrest's Corps.

September 20, 1863.

Captain Gustave A. Huwald Commanding.
1st Lieutenant D. Breck Ramsey.
2d Lieutenant William D. Martin.

The Battery occupied a position north of Reed's Bridge road and west of this glade, northwest of this ground on the right of Huggins' and Morton's Batteries, and was actively engaged soon after noon in shelling the advance of General Granger's Corps, moving to the support of General Thomas.
McCook's Brigade of this force remained to face the Confederates while the other two after some delay proceeded rapidly to join Thomas on Snodgrass Hill. About 5:30 p.m. the Battery in a line of 14 guns opened destructive fire on the enemy who was retiring toward McFarland's Gap, maintaining the fire until about sunset, when the fighting ended on this flank.
The Battery remained on the field during the night, the men being without rations and the horses having received only a partial feed once during the two days. Casualties not given.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-1364.)
 
Location.
Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
2. Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the featured tablet, as part of a line of Confederate tablets, looking west along the Reeds Bridge Road.
34° 56.508′ N, 85° 15.097′ 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. Huggins', Morton's & Huwald's Tennessee Batteries (here, next to this marker); Morton's Tennessee Battery (here, next to this marker); Huggins' Tennessee Battery (here, next to 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.

In locating this tablet I used the "Chickamauga Battlefield" map, that I purchased at the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Visitor Center, to determine
Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
3. Huwald's 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.
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
 
Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
4. Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker
View looking east along the Reeds Bridge Road, at the row of Confederate tablets, the featured tablet being the second farthest away, near the front of the row.
Huwald's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2017
5. Huwald's 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 second farthest away, near the front of the row.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 7, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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