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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Cobb's Kentucky Battery

Cobb's Artillery Battalion

 

—Breckinridge's Division - Breckinridge's Corps —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker
Inscription.
Cobb's Kentucky Battery.
Four 12 Pounder Napoleon.
Capt. Robert Cobb's Artillery Battalion.
Breckinridge's (Bate's) Div., Breckinridge's Corps.
Lieut. Frank P. Gracey, Commanding.
1st Lieut. R.B. Mathews, 2d Lieut. B.A. James.
Nov. 25th, 1863. 4 P.M.

Th battery was detached from the battalion on the morning of the 25th and occupied this position during the assault on the ridge by the enemy in the line of Adams' Brigade of Stewart's Div. The advance of the enemy in two and three lines, preceded by a double line of skirmishers in its immediate front, was the occasion for the opening of all the guns, first with shot and shell, and later with canister, till the enemy was among the guns of the left section, while the right half was still firing.
The guns were captured where they stood by the brigades of Harker and Sherman of Sheridan's Div. After the base of the ridge had been reached by the enemy, the guns could not be used with serious injury to the assaulting columns on account of the steepness and irregularities of the ridge. By special request of Gen. Bragg the guns were named "Lady Buckner", "Lady Breckinridge", "Lady Lyon", and "Lady Gracey".
Casualties: Men killed, 1; Men wounded, 7; Men missing, 3; Guns lost, 4; Caissons, 4; Horses killed, 3.

 
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Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker
View looking west of the historical marker situated on the west crest of Missionary Ridge in the Bragg Reservation, between two artillery field pieces.
1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-412A.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 1.176′ N, 85° 15.795′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of East Main Street, on the left when traveling south. 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 two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation which is where this historical marker is located. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker on the west side of the parking area on the old Ridge Road that runs through the Bragg Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within
Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker
View looking north along the western crest of Missionary Ridge with the historical marker situated between two artillery field pieces and just southwest of the base of the Illinois Monument.
walking distance of this marker. 79th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Illinois State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Harker's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 27th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Bragg's Headquarters (within shouting distance of this marker); Sheridan's Division (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker
Another view looking northwest of the historical marker situated near the southwest base of the Illinois Monument.
Bragg Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
5. Bragg Reservation Sign
This historical marker is located in the Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge.
Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
6. Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker
View of the Bragg Reservation with the featured historical marker being located just to the left of the parking area.
Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
7. Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker
A distant view of the historical marker and one of the guns of the battery, as seen on the crest of the ridge.
Cobb's Kentucky Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
8. Cobb's Kentucky Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along the crest of the ridge.
Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, December 7, 2013
9. Cobb's Kentucky Battery. Marker
View of the historical marker, looking northwest, with members of the Blue & Gray Education Society's, Walking Tour of the Missionary Ridge Battlefield, seen standing beside the Illinois Monument..
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 566 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 11, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7, 8, 9. submitted on December 12, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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