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

Douglas’ (Texas) Battery

Maj. T.R. Hotchkiss’ Artillery Battalion.

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
Douglas' (Texas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Douglas' (Texas) Battery Marker
Inscription.
Douglas' (Texas) Battery.
2 - 12 PDR. Howitzers, 2 - 6 PDRS.
Maj. T.R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.
Cleburne's Division.
1st Lieut. Jno. H. Bingham, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Benjamin Hardin.
2nd Lieut. F. L. Fleishl.
2nd Lieut. W. J. Sanders.

Nov. 25, 1863.


The battery took position late in the evening of the 24th, on the crest of the detached spur northeast of this point, and north of the railroad, where, during the repeated assaults of the enemy, on the 25th, it rendered effective service, by a rapid fire on the left flank of the lines storming Tunnel Hill.
The battery was reinforced in the afternoon of the 25th by 2 - 12 pdr. Napoleons of Swetts' battery and retired with its division after dark.
No losses reported.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-422.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 3.945′ N, 85° 14.436′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga
Douglas' (Texas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Douglas' (Texas) Battery Marker
View looking south of the historical marker situated along the footpath leading from the nearby street intersection to the entrance of the Sherman Reservation.
, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is at the intersection of North Crest Road and Lightfoot Mill Road, on the right when traveling north on North Crest Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at the entrance to the Sherman Reservation, which in turn is located near where North Crest Road comes to an end. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hardee's Corps (here, next to this marker); Barret's Missouri Battery (here, next to this marker); Barrett's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (a few steps from this marker); Howell's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brown 's Brigade. (about 300 feet away); Stevenson's Division (approx. 0.2 miles away); 90th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Douglas' (Texas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Douglas' (Texas) Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking north of the street intersection along the pathway leading to the Sherman Reservation.
Sherman Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Sherman Reservation Sign
During my visit to photograph some of the Civil War markers in the Chattanooga area, the Sherman Reservation was closed due to the large number of fallen trees from the April 27th storm.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 20, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 868 times since then and 56 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 10, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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