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

Water's Alabama Battery

Major Alfred R. Courtney's Artillery Battalion.

 

—Hindman's (Anderson's) Division, Hardee's Corps. —

 
Water's Alabama Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Water's Alabama Battery. Marker
Inscription.
Water's Alabama Battery.
2 - 6 PDR. Bronze; 3 - 12 PDR. Howitzers.
Major Alfred R. Courtney's Artillery Battalion.
Hindman's (Anderson's) Division, Hardee's Corps.
Lieut. William P. Hamilton, Commanding,
Lieut. C. W. Watkins,
Lieut. George D. Turner.
Nov. 25th 1863, 4 P.M.


The battery held this position during the Union assault of the ridge, and opened with all possible rapidity and continued to fire till the enemy had gained the ridge on the left, and proceeded to roll the thin Confederate line toward the north. Seeing it impossible to check the advance of the victorious column on the ridge, and not being able to depress the guns to inflict serious loss on the rapidly approaching lines in front, the battery, after rolling one gun down the ridge, withdrew the remaining three guns over the ridge in rear, but these were intercepted by the rapid advance of the enemy on the left, and captured on the slope of the ravine east.
Losses 4 guns, some men, caissons, and horses.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-398.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military
Water's Alabama Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Water's Alabama Battery Marker
View of the western end of the pathway through the DeLong Reservation, where the cannons of Water's Battery was located and where the historical marker is located just beyond the ending of the pathway.
Park, Delong Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 2.572′ N, 85° 15.263′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road south of Brown Wood Drive, on the left when traveling north. 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, however, once you are on the ridge you will find this marker in the DeLong 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 walking distance of this marker. 2nd Minnesota (a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); 9th Kentucky Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Turchin's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); DeLong Reservation (within shouting distance of this marker); 89th Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); 92nd Ohio Infantry (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Water's Alabama Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Water's Alabama Battery. Marker
Another view of the location of Water's Battery and of the historical marker at the western end of the DeLong Reservation pathway.
Water's Alabama Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Water's Alabama Battery. Marker
View looking east of the backside of the historical marker in the foreground and of the 2nd Minnesota Monument in the background.
DeLong Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
5. DeLong Reservation Sign
View of the Delong Reservation sign (with a distant view of the 2nd Minnesota Monument in the background) where the historical marker is located.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 15, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 450 times since then and 55 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 7, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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