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Near Lookout Mountain in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Participation of the Artillery

November 24, 1863

 
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
1. Participation of the Artillery Marker
Tablet #1
Inscription. Tablet #1
Union Batteries

7th Indiana (Sec)
Lt. Otho H. Morgan
Baird
Mouth Chatta. Creek

10th Indiana
Capt. Wm. A. Naylor
Sheridan
Moccasin Point

1st Iowa
Lt. James M. Williams
Osterhaus
W. of Lookout Creek

2d Missouri
Capt. Clemens Landgraeber
Osterhaus
W. of Lookout Creek

I, 1st New York
Capt. Michael Wiedrich
11th Corps
W. of Lookout Creek

K, 1st Ohio
Lt. Nicholas Sahm
11th Corps
W. of Lookout Creek

4th Ohio
Capt. Geo. Froehlich
Osterhaus
W. of Lookout Creek

18th Ohio
Lt. Joseph McCafferty
Art. Reserve
Moccasin PointKnaps, E, PA.
Lt.Jas. D. McGill
Geary
W. of Lookout Creek

K, 5th U.S.
Capt. E.C. Bainbridge
Geary
W. of Lookout Creek

8th Wisconsin
Lieut. O. German
Art. Reserve
Mouth
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
2. Participation of the Artillery Marker
Tablet #2
Chatta. Creek

Confederate Batteries

Cherokee Art. (GA.)
Capt. Max van den Corput
Stevenson
Top of Lookout

Howell's (GA. Bat.) 2 Guns.
Lieut. R.T. Gibson
Walker
Cravens' (Not Engaged).

Tablet #2
Participation of the Artillery - Continued

When Gen. Hooker began his advance the artillery in Lookout Valley was in position on the hills bordering the west side of Lookout Creek. One section of Knap's Battery was placed on a hill half way between Light's Mill and the mouth of Creek; and two sections on the left of the Kelly's Ferry Road with a good range upon the slopes of the mountain. One section, 1st Iowa, Lieut. Williams, was posted on the first hill to the left of the railroad to command the lower bridge crossing. One section, 20-pounders, 4th Ohio, Capt. Froehlich, was in the low gap next on the left. On the hill to the left of this gap were two sections of Weidrich's I, 1st New York. In front of the
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
3. Participation of the Artillery Marker
Tablet #3
latter, on Bald Hill near the mouth of Lookout Creek, were four Napoleons of Battery K, 1st Ohio, Lieut. Sahm. One section of the 7th Indiana, Lieut. Morgan, and the 8th Wisconsin, Lieut. German, were advanced from the city to near the mouth of Chattanooga Creek where they protected the advance of Carlin's Brigade up the mountain. The 2d Missouri, Capt. Landgraeber, and Battery K, 5th United States, with the remaining sections of the several batteries west of Lookout Creek, were posted on commanding ground to cover the advance. The Confederate rifle pits and lines along the creek, the railroad embankment, and the road over Lookout, together with the camps of their pickets, were all brought under effective artillery fire.

Tablet #3
Participation of the Artillery - Continued.
One gun ordered up the mountain in the afternoon by Gen. Jackson, and sent toward Craven's, but not used.
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While the Union artillery did not ascend the mountain
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
4. Participation of the Artillery Marker
Looking from the Howell's Battery marker toward this set of markers in the background. New York monument is out of frame to the left.
during the engagement, it took active and very important part in the battle. The Confederate use of artillery was confined to four Napoleon guns (Corput's) on the top of Lookout, one section of which fired thirty-three shells at the opening of the engagement from the western edge of the cliff, at the forces crossing Lookout Creek in the vicinity of the railroad bridge, and thirty, through the fog, from the northern point, eastern side, in the supposed direction of the Cravens House, after the Union forces had carried that position. Gen. Brannan's Moccasin Point batteries, the 10th Indiana, and 18th Ohio, under the command of Capt. W.A. Naylor, commanded the northern slope of the mountain, and were strengthened before the battle by adding two 20-pounder Parrotts. These batteries made all movements of troops on the slope of the mountain exceedingly difficult, and as the Confederate line fell back before Geary's advance it was effectually enfiladed.
 
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By Lee Hattabaugh, September 12, 2010
5. Participation of the Artillery Marker
Howell's Georgia Battery marker in the background.
1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-16-18.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Cravens House Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.842′ N, 85° 20.506′ W. Marker is near Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Shingle Road 0.1 miles north of Military Road when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located on the grounds of the Cravens' House, a unit of the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Military Park. Follow the signs from the Lookout Mountain Scenic Highway (TN 148) to reach the area. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howell's Georgia Battery (a few steps from this marker); New York (a few steps from this marker); Hooker's Column
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
6. Participation of the Artillery Marker
View of page 16 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Ireland's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cravens House (within shouting distance of this marker); 75th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Cruft's Division (within shouting distance of this marker); 92d Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
7. Participation of the Artillery Marker
View of page 17 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
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By Dale K. Benington, July 27, 2017
8. Participation of the Artillery Marker
View of page 18 from the National Park Service’s record book on the Chattanooga - Chickamauga listings of classified structures, which is kept in the Chickamauga Battlefield Park's Visitor Center.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 15, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. This page has been viewed 699 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 15, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   5. submitted on September 17, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama.   6, 7, 8. submitted on September 29, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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