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

Barret's Missouri Battery

Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery.

 

—Army of Tennessee. —

 
Barret's Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Barret's Missouri Battery Marker
Inscription.
Barret's Missouri Battery
Two 6-pdr. Bronze: Two 12-pdr. Howitzers.
Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery.
Army of Tennessee.
Capt. Overton W. Barret, Commanding,
1st Lieut. Wm. Brown
2d Lieut. Isaiah Lightner,
2d Lieut. G. W. Orear.
Nov. 25th, 1863 11 a.m.

One section of the battery, under Lieut. Isaiah Lightner, came into position on this ground during the morning, and on the appearance of the enemy's advance, took an active part with supporting infantry in driving back the right of the line of attack in its attempted advance across the open fields, and also in forcing him to seek protection behind the swell in the ridge to the right, and finally in the abandonment of his purpose to carry the ridge on this part of the line. After dark the battery retired with the army to Chickamauga Station. Casualties: a few men and horses; no guns or equipment. No official report extant.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-415.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation marker series.
 
Location.
Barret's Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Barret's Missouri Battery Marker
View of the historical marker situated next to an artillery piece with a view of Lightfoot Mill Road in the background.
35° 3.948′ N, 85° 14.437′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, 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, along the footpath that goes into the park. 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); Barrett's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (here, next to this marker); Douglas' (Texas) Battery (here, next to this marker); Howell's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown 's Brigade. (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery (about 300 feet away); 90th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); 26th Illinois Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Barret's Missouri Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Barret's Missouri Battery Marker
View of the historical marker located just to the left of an artillery piece, with the Sherman Reservation sign in the background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 3, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 47 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 12, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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