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

Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery

Maj. T.R. Hotchkiss’ Artillery Battalion.

 

—Cleburne's Division —

 
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker
Extreme close-up view of the historical marker. Because of the historical marker being situated on top of, and close to the front of, a stone wall embankment, it was difficult to get enough space for a good photo of the front text on the historical marker.
Inscription.
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery
2-6 pdr. guns -- 2-12 pdr. Howitzers.
Maj. T.R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.
Cleburne's Division
1st Lieut. Thomas J. Key, Commanding,
1st Lieut. R. Fitzpatrick,
1st Lieut. W. M. Hopwood,
2d Lieut. J. G. Marshall.
Nov. 25, 1863, Morning
The battery occupied a position immediately over the Tunnel in rear of this point during the fighting of the morning, and with its rapid and accurate firing, aided in keeping its near front clear of the enemy.
About noon by order of Gen. Cleburne, the battery moved to the right, to Tunnel Hill, where Lieut. Key was placed in command of all the artillery at that point.
The battery was commended by General Cleburne, in his official report, for courage and efficiency. The battery retired with its division, unmolested, after dark to Chickamauga Station.
No casualties reported.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-400.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location.
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker
View of the historical marker with an artillery piece situated in the left background.
35° 3.902′ N, 85° 14.455′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Lightfoot Mill Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located just a short distance south of the intersection with Lightfoot Mill Road, on the east side of the roadway, above an old stone wall embankment. Marker is at or near this postal address: 712 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37406, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Howell's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Douglas' (Texas) Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hardee's Corps (about 300 feet away); Barret's Missouri Battery (about 300 feet away); Barrett's C.S.A. Missouri Battery (about 300 feet away); Brown 's Brigade. (about 500 feet away); Stevenson's Division (about 700 feet away); Cumming's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
More about this marker. The historical marker is located just south of the Sherman Reservation and just to the east of where the railroad tracks (that cannot be seen from the marker or the roadway) enter the tunnel that goes through the ridge and under both North Crest Road and this historical marker.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker
Another view of the historical marker with an artillery piece situated in the background.
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking north along North Crest Road, towards the intersection with Lightfoot Mill Road.
Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
5. Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery Marker
Another view of the historical marker taken from the base of the stonewall embankment.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 6, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 376 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 6, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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