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Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery

Cobb's Artillery Battalion

 

—Breckinridge's Division - Breckinridge's Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery
Four 12-PDR. Napoleons, Two James Rifles
Capt. Robert Cobb's Artillery Battalion.
Breckinridge's (Bate's) Div. Breckinridge's Corps.
Capt. C.H. Slocomb, Commanding,
1st Lieut. W.C.D. Vaught, 2d Lieut. A.J. Leverich.
1st Lieut. J.A. Chalaron, 2d Lieut. C.G. Johnsen.

Nov. 25th, 1863, 4 P.M.

This battery moved from the valley at 3:30 A.M., via. Rossville: Three guns under Lieut. Chalaron took position on this ground; three under Lieut. Vaught on the next projection to the left, no infantry support intervening.
A rapid fire was opened on the advancing enemy, which caused him to seek shelter behind the inequalities of the ground. This projection, and the steepness of the ridge enabled the troops of Hazen and Willich to gain the crest 200 yards to the right. Chalaron's guns opened on this force, when two of his limber chests were blown up killing many horses. The enemy also crowned the ridge on the left. Being nearly surrounded four of the guns and caissons, to escape capture plunged down the ridge to the rear, were mired and abandoned.
The Captain, Lieuts. Vaught and Chalaron, with some of the cannoneers, joined the troops where the first stand was made, manned and fought pieces of other batteries until the
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery Marker
View of the historical marker at its location in front of the Ohio Monument at the Ohio Reservation.
close of the action.
Casualties: 7 men wounded, 3 missing: Saved: 4 Limbers, 60 horses.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 1.687′ N, 85° 15.487′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road 0.1 miles south of Ridge Road. Touch for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make a series of three right turns to get on South Crest Street. From there one should travel north on South Crest street for approximately 0.6 miles and you will find the Ohio Reservation on your left. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ohio Artillery (here, next to this marker); Ohio at Chattanooga (here, next to this marker); Ohio at Chickamauga (here,
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery Marker
View looking northwest at the historical marker situated between the two cannons located in front of the Ohio Monument, with a view of the landscape that is beyond the crest of Missionary Ridge.
next to this marker); 1st Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 10th Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 3d Ohio Cavalry (a few steps from this marker); 4th Ohio Cavalry (Battalion) (a few steps from this marker); 1st Ohio Sharpshooters (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery Marker
View of the Ohio Reservation sign erected by the National Park Service, with the featured historical marker being located beyond this sign near the western crest of Missionary Ridge and the Ohio Monument.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 412 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 4, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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