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

Corput's Georgia Battery

Capt. W.W. Carnes’ Artillery Battalion.

 

—Stevenson's Division, Breckinridge's Corps. —

 
Corput's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
1. Corput's Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Corput's Georgia Battery
Four 12 Pounder Napoleons.
Capt. W.W. Carnes' Artillery Battalion.
Stevenson's Division. - Breckinridge's Corps.
Nov.24, 1863, 2 P.M.
Capt. Max Van Den Corput, Commanding.
1st Lieut. M.S. McWhorter.
2nd Lieut. W.S, Hoge.
2nd Lieut. J.E. Stilwell.
2nd Lieut. W.A. Russell.


About 1 A.M. a section of Napoleons relieved Garrity's Parrott guns at this point facing the Cravens House. A dense fog obscured the valley from view about 10 A.M. When the assaulting column came in range on the western slope the guns were moved about 125 yards northwest and opened fire throwing 33 shells. About 1 P.M. the enemy having passed under the point to the Craven's House line the guns were moved back to this first position the fog still being very heavy and for about 2 hours fired at intervals some thirty times in that direction. At 3:45 the battery was withdrawn under orders to the foot of the mountain and to the rear. No casualties reported.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga Battlefield Board. (Marker Number MT-406.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Point Park, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 24,
Corput's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
2. Corput's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historic marker that is situated in the southwest corner of the hedge located behind the Confederate gun battery on the crest of Lookout Mountain.
1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 0.634′ N, 85° 20.626′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Point Park Road and East Brow Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Point Park, on the northern crest of Lookout Mountain, in a portion of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is about 300 feet north of the walk through entrance to Point Park and situated just behind a Confederate battery that was positioned on the crest. Marker is in this post office area: Lookout Mountain TN 37350, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 96th Illinois Infantry ( here, next to this marker); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout ( here, next to this marker); Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout ( here, next to this marker); Union Casualties ( a few steps from this marker); Confederate Casualties ( a few steps from this marker); Stevenson's Division ( within shouting distance of this marker); Point Park ( within shouting distance of this marker); The Battles for Chattanooga ( within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Corput's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
3. Corput's Georgia Battery
View of the gun battery, situated on the crest of Lookout Mountain, with it's guns pointed towards the Tennessee River valley, and the city of Chattanooga, down below.
Corput's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
4. Corput's Georgia Battery
Close-up View of one of the guns pointed towards the Tennessee River valley, and the city of Chattanooga, down below.
Corput's Georgia Battery image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 31, 2012
5. Corput's Georgia Battery
View looking west of the gun battery in the foreground and in the background can be seen the New York Peace Monument.
Corput's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
6. Corput's Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historic marker (marker on the far left)situated with the other markers, along the hedge that bracketts the backside of the gun battery.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 352 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 15, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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