Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Calvert's Arkansas Battery
Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss’ Artillery Battalion.
—Cleburne's Division. —
Two 6 pdrs., Two 12-pdr. Howitzers.
Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.
1st Lieut. Thomas J. Key Commanding.
1st Lieuts. R. Fitzpatrick and W. M. Hopwood.
2d Lieut. J. G. Marshall.
Nov. 25th, 1863. Noon
The battery occupied a position over the railroad tunnel during the fighting of the morning, and with its rapid and accurate firing aided in keeping its front clear of the assaulting lines of the enemy.
About noon, by order of Gen. Cleburne the battery held this position with Lieut. Key in command of his own and a section of Sweet's Battery; without epaulments or other shelter taking an active part in repulsing the repeated and persistent assaults of the enemy, standing to their post, with the enemy nearly at the muzzles of their pieces.
Gen. Cleburne says the batteries at this point were bravely fought and did great execution, After dark the battery with its battalion withdrew unmolested across the Chickamauga.
Casualties: No guns or material; men and horses not reported.
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-401.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Sherman Reservation marker series.
Location. 35° 4.123′ N, 85° 14.43′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from North Crest Road north of Lightfoot Mill Road. Touch for map. This historic marker is located in the Sherman Reservation, up on the top of the hill called "Tunnel Hill". 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. Confederate Casualties (here, next to this marker); Union Casualties (here, next to this marker); Cumming's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); J. A. Smith's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Swett's Mississippi Battery (a few steps from this marker); Maney's Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Lewis' Brigade (a few steps from this marker); Matthies' Brigade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
More about this marker. Because of its location in the Sherman Reservation it cannot be reached by car and can only be reached by foot. I would suggest parking your car in the provided parking area on Lightfoot Mill Road and then
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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