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

Baxter's Tennessee Battery

W.W. Carnes’ Artillery Battalion.

 

—Stevenson's Division. —

 
Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
1. Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker
Inscription.
Baxter's Tennessee Battery
4 - 3 inch rifles
W.W. Carnes' Artillery Battalion.
Stevenson's Division.
Capt. Edmund D. Baxter, Commanding.

November 25th, 1863, 2 P.M.

The battery, with its battalion, withdrew from its position west of Chattanooga Creek during the night of the 24th, and under the direction of General Hardee came into action on the crest of the elevation in rear of this position about 10 A.M. of the 25th, engaging a battery of the enemy, located in the edge of a clearing, northwest of this ground, and about 2 P.M. enfiladed the Federal lines assaulting Tunnel Hill; and continued the action till the effort to possess that point was abandoned.

At 7:30 P.M. the battery retired with its battalion and division under orders across the Chickamauga.

No losses reported.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-419.)
 
Location. 35° 3.771′ N, 85° 14.668′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on North Crest Road south of Woolson Road, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map.
Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
2. Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the historic marker on residential property, midway up the side of a roadside embankment.
This historical marker is located on residential property, midway up the side of a roadside embankment. Marker is at or near this postal address: 612 North Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rowan's GA, formerly 3d Maryland Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Cumming's Brigade (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pettus' Brigade (about 600 feet away); Van Den Corput's Georgia Battery (about 600 feet away); Stevenson's Division (about 700 feet away); Calvert's (Arkansas) Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Howell's Georgia Battery (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilson's Brigade (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Also see . . .  History of Baxter's Company Tennessee Light Artillery. This is a link to information provided by a web site that is dedicated to preserving the memory of the confederate soldiers of Baxter's Company Tennessee Light Artillery. (Submitted on July 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.) 
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
3. Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the historic marker looking north along North Crest Road.
Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 17, 2012
4. Baxter's Tennessee Battery Marker
View of the historic marker looking south along North Crest Road.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 327 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 23, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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