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

Dawson's Georgia Battery

Eldridge's Artillery Battalion.

 

—Stewart's Division - Breckinridge's Corps. —

 
Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker
Inscription.
Dawson's Georgia Battery.
Two 12-PDR. Napoleons; Two 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Maj. J.W. Eldridge's Artillery Battalion.
Stewart's Div. Breckinridges's Corps.
1st Lieut. R.W. Anderson, Commanding,
1st Lieut. Henry S. Greaves,
2nd Lieut. R.H. Brown, 2d Lieut. W.G. Allen.
Nov. 25th, 1863, 4 P.M.
The battery came into position in rear of Adams' Brigade of Stewart's Div. after the general advance of the enemy had commenced about 3:45 P.M., and without defensive works of any character, opened the entire battery on the rapidly approaching lines, and continued to fire with great celerity and destructive effect, aided in temporarily checking the advance of the troops in its front till the ridge had been carried on the right and the enemy were rapidly approaching on that flank. Under these conditions, and with the enemy in front dangerously near the guns, and no reasonable prospect of checking his advance, the battery to avoid capture, withdrew with the loss of a few men and horses, but no guns, caissons or material.

 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-408.)
 
Location. 35° 1.125′ N, 85° 15.827′ 
Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker
View looking east of the historical marker at its location between two artillery field pieces.
W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of East Main Street. 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. The historical marker is located on the south side of the entrance to the Bragg Reservation, just off of South Crest Road. 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. Missionary Ridge School (a few steps from this marker); 24th Wisconsin Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 44th Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Williamson's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); 73rd Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance
Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker
View looking south, along South Crest Road, with a view of the historical marker situated between two artillery field pieces.
of this marker); Missouri U.S.A. Troops Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); 32nd U.S. Missouri Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); 13th Illinois Infantry Regiment (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. Dawson's Georgia Battery. Marker
View looking north, with the historical marker in the right foreground and the entrance to the Bragg Reservation in the left background.
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.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 405 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 12, 2010, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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