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

Massenburg's Georgia Battery.

2 - 12 pdr. Napoleons; 2 - 10 pdr. Parrotts.

 

—Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery. —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Massenburg's Georgia Battery.
2 - 12 pdr. Napoleons; 2 - 10 pdr. Parrotts.
Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery.
Nov. 25, 1863, 4 p.m.

Capt. Thomas L. Massenburg, Commanding.
1st Lieut. J. F. Greer.
2d Lieut. George B. Forester.
2d Lieut. R. G. Burgess.

During the union attack on the ridge the battery occupied this position in the line of Finley's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division; kept up a continual and effective fire, aiding in holding the enemy in check in their front till the ridge was carried just north of the Bird's Mill Road, when the battery was ordered in that direction at a gallop to sustain Reynolds' Brigade in its efforts to restore the line that had been broken. Reynolds failed to restore the break in the line and abandoned the effort before the battery could get into position. In endeavoring to get away several horses were shot and the guns abandoned in the ravine northeast of this position.
Casualties: 4 guns and a few men and horses.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 1.227′ N, 85° 15.712′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton
Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical marker situated on the far left of a group of three historical markers.
County. Marker is at the intersection of South Crest Road and Sheridan Avenue, on the right when traveling south on South Crest Road. 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 to the intersection of South Crest Road and Sheridan Avenue which is where this historical marker is located. 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. 97th Ohio Infantry (here, next to this marker); Reynolds' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Havis' Georgia Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 64th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away); 65th Ohio Infantry. (about 300 feet away); 22nd Illinois Infantry (about 300 feet away); 125th Ohio Infantry. (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named 97th Ohio Infantry (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Massenburg's Georgia Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Massenburg's Georgia Battery. Marker
Close-up view of the historical marker situated on the far left of a group of three historical markers, with a view of the southern end of the South Crest Road bridge over Interstate 24 in the background.
Massenburg's Georgia Battery. Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Massenburg's Georgia Battery. Marker
View of the historical marker looking along South Crest Road as it heads towards the nearby Bragg Reservation.
Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
5. Massenburg's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical marker situated at the somewhat complicated intersection of South Crest Road and Sheridan Avenue.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 386 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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