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

Barrett's C.S.A. Missouri Battery

 
 
Barret's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
1. Barret's Battery Marker
Close-up view of the top of the historical marker, where the text is found.
Inscription.
Barret's Battery
C.S.A.
Commanded By
Isaac Lightner
Mortally Wounded
On Crest Of Hill
Nov. 25, 1863

 
Erected 1899 by the State of Missouri. (Marker Number MT-416.)
 
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° 3.951′ 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 historic marker is located at the entrance to the Sherman Reservation, along the footpath that goes into the park. According to the location information provided by the National Park Service, the, “Marker is at the Sherman Reservation on Missionary Ridge/1934 Map 52-4.". 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. Barret's Missouri Battery (here, next to this marker); Hardee's Corps (a few steps from this marker); Douglas' (Texas) Battery
Barret's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
2. Barret's Battery Marker
View of the historic marker, with a view of North Crest Road in the background.
(a few steps from this marker); Howell's Georgia Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Brown 's Brigade. (within shouting distance of this marker); Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 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.
 
More about this marker. The historic marker is a four cornered, cut stone post, with a slightly angled, flat top, where the marker's text is inscribed into the stone's flat surface. Because the inscribed text was so weather worn, I had to contact the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park & Moccasin Bend National Archeological District of the National Park Service, and the park's historian, James H. Ogden, kindly provided me with the text written on this particular Missouri marker.

According to the description information provided by the National Park Service, the marker is, “A simple 15" x 15" x 3' marble shaft with a slanting inscribed top marking unit's position during the battle."
Barret's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
3. Barret's Battery Marker
View of the historic marker situated near the park entrance, along the pathway that leads into the interior of the military park.

 
Also see . . .  National Park Service List of Classified Structures. This is a link to information provided by the National Park Service regarding this particular monument. (Submitted on August 29, 2016, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Barret's Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, June 7, 2011
4. Barret's Battery Marker
A more distant view, taken from nearby North Crest Road, of the historic marker at it's location at the entrance to the Sherman Reservation.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 365 times since then and 63 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 8, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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