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

Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery

Maj. Robert Martin's Battalion.

 

—Walker's Division, Hardee's Corps. —

 
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
1. Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker
Inscription.
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery.
4-3 inch Rifles.
Maj. Robert Martin's Battalion.
Capt. Hiram M. Bledsoe, Commanding.
1st Lieut. R. L. Wood.
1st Lieut. C. W. Higgins.
2d Lieut. E. W. Anderson.
2d Lieut. L. L. Maughas.
2d Lieut. J. S. Wheatley.
Nov. 25, 1863.

The battery came into action on the crown of the ridge, in rear of this position on the morning of Nov. 25th, 1863, and opened fire on the advancing lines of the enemy assaulting Tunnel Hill north of the Tunnel, rendering material service in checking and repulsing his advance south of that point. In the afternoon, when the Army of the Cumberland advanced against the center of the ridge south of this point, the battery opened with all its guns on the attacking lines with an enfilading fire of open view and extended range. No direct assault was made on this position during the day. The battery with its Division retired under orders, after dark, to Chickamauga Station. No losses reported.
 
Erected 1890 by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-417.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Missionary Ridge, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
2. Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker
This historical marker is located on the eastern side of the roadway, imbedded into a stone wall embankment built in front of a residence, about midway between the Phelp's Monument and the Sherman Reservation.
Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 3.415′ N, 85° 14.914′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Marshall Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. This historical marker is located on the eastern side of the roadway, imbedded into a stone wall embankment built in front of a residence, about midway between the Phelp's Monument and the Sherman 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. Walker's Division. (here, next to this marker); Ferguson's (South Carolina) Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Gist's Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker); Walker's Division (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cheatham's Division (about 700 feet away); Walthall's Brigade (about 700 feet away); Wilson's Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); Locomotive 4501 (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
3. Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker
View of the historical marker looking south along North Crest Road.
Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
4. Bledsoe's (Missouri) Battery Marker
View of both the featured historical marker, and a second historical marker, imbedded into a stone wall embankment built in front of a residence on North Crest Road.
Lookout Mountain image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 23, 2011
5. Lookout Mountain
A distant view of Lookout Mountain as seen from in front of the featured historical marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 462 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 8, 2011, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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