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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. this section of Napoleons relieved Garrity's Parrott guns on the point 125 yards south east facing the Craven's House. A dense fog obscured the valley from view till about 10 A.M. When Hooker's assaulting column came in range on the western slope the guns were moved to this position and opened fire throwing 33 shells. About 1 P.M. Hooker's line having passed under the point to the Cravens House line the guns were moved back to their first position.
 
Erected 1890 by the Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission. (Marker Number MT-406.)
 
Location. 35° 0.686′ N, 85° 20.658′ W. Marker is in Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from Point Park Road north of East Brow Road. Touch for map. This historical marker is located at Point Park, on the northern crest of Lookout
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, situated between two cannons, on the northwestern crest of the mountain.
Mountain, in a portion of the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park. It is about 700 feet northwest of the walk through entrance to Point Park and situated just behind a Confederate battery that was positioned on an "overlook" on the crest of the mountain. 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. Garrity's Alabama Battery (within shouting distance of this marker); Lookout Valley (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Peace Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Mountain Cliffs - Cherokee Geology (within shouting distance of this marker); Confederate Forces – Battle of Lookout (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 96th Illinois Infantry (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named Corput's Georgia Battery (about 400 feet away); Occupation of the Summit of Lookout (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lookout Mountain.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Corput's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
3. Corput's Georgia Battery Marker
Another view of the historic marker, situated between two cannons, on the northwestern crest of the mountain.
Corput's Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 18, 2012
4. Corput's Georgia Battery Marker
View of both the historic marker and the cannons from the gun battery, while walking west along the park's walking path that goes along the crest of the mountain.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 9, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 291 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 26, 2012, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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