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

Bridges’ Battery, Illinois Light Artillery

2 Napoleons, 4 - 3” Rifles.

 

—Capt. Cullen Bradley's Artillery Battalion. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Inscription.
Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Art'y.
2 Napoleons, 4 - 3" Rifles.
Capt. Cullen Bradley's Artillery Battalion
Wood's Division, Granger's Corps.
Nov. 23 to 25, 1863.
Capt. Lyman Bridges, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Morris D. Temple.
2nd Lieut. Lyman A. White.
2nd Lieut. Franklin Seborn.
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The battery occupied this position from midnight of the 23rd till the close of the battle Nov. 25th, 1863, and was engaged at intervals in shelling the camps, moving trains and lines of the enemy. It also fired its six guns in rapid succession as the signal for the advance of the Army of the Cumberland about 3:30 p.m. Nov. 25th, 1863, and continued a rapid and annoying fire over the heads of the assaulting line of Union troops till the ridge was carried.
No losses reported.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-149.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Orchard Knob Reservation marker series.
 
Location. 35° 2.383′ N, 85° 16.426′ 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the historical marker, situated between two artillery pieces on the crest of Orchard Knob, looking east, with a view of the crest of Missionary Ridge in the distant background.
W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Orchard Knob Avenue north of Ivy Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the middle of a residential neighborhood, in the city of Chattanooga, a little less than a mile west of Missionary Ridge. It is situated on the crest of the Orchard Knob Reservation, National Military Park and is positioned at the end of the pathway that leads to the crest of the hill from the park entrance at the corner of Ivy Street and Orchard Knob Avenue. 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. Field Headquarters of the Union Armies (a few steps from this marker); Illinois State Monument (a few steps from this marker); Willich's Brigade. (a few steps from this marker); The State of Maryland (a few steps from this marker); Battle of Chattanooga. (a few steps from this marker); New York Monument (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Marker
View of the historical marker, looking north, along the line of the artillery pieces that mark the position of Bridges' Battery on the crest of Orchard Knob.
Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Bridges' Battery, Illinois Light Artillery Marker
Another view of the historical marker, on the crest of Orchard Knob, in the midst of the guns of Bridges' Battery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 10, 2017. This page originally submitted on June 18, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 27 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 18, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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