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

Havis’ Georgia Battery

Two 12-per. Napoleons, Two James Rifles.

 

—Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery —

 
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
1. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
Inscription.
Havis' Georgia Battery.
Two 12-per. Napoleons, Two James Rifles.
Maj. Felix H. Robertson's Reserve Artillery.

November 25, 1863, 4 P.M.
1st Lieut. James R. Duncan, Commanding.
1st Lieut. Hamblen R. Felder.
2d Lieut. C. H. Smith.
2d Lieut. James R. Rice.


The Battery occupied this position during the assault on the ridge in the space between the left of Finley's Brigade of Breckinridge's Division, commanded by General Bate, and the right of Adam's Brigade of Stewart's Division. An incessant and destructive fire was kept upon the advancing line in the valley and along the slopes of the ridge, until the enemy was within a few feet of the line on the crest, when General Bragg in person ordered the Battery to retire to the next range of ridges, where a new line was being formed.

As the Battery moved down and commenced the ascent of the next ridge, the Confederate line which had been forced from its position on the main ridge, failed to rally on the second, and the Battery was compelled to retire to the next range east, about 1,000 yards, from the first position, where a final stand was made till ordered to retire after dark.

Casualties: 2 Napoleon Guns; and a few men and horses.
 
Erected
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
2. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical marker situated with several other markers a the northern edge of the Bragg Military Reservation.
1890 by the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission. (Marker Number MT-409.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park, Bragg Reservation, and the Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park: November 25, 1863 marker series.
 
Location. 35° 1.2′ N, 85° 15.765′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker can be reached from South Crest Road, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. This historical marker is located in the Bragg Military Reservation, at the extreme northern end of the park, just off the end of what was once the old Ridge Road that use to run through the center of the park. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 65th Ohio Infantry. (a few steps from this marker); 22nd Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 64th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 97th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 125th Ohio Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 51st Illinois Infantry (within shouting distance of
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
3. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
Another view of the historical marker situated, along with several other markers, along the northern edge/crest of the Bragg Military Reservation.
this marker); Illinois State Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Cobb's Kentucky Battery (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
4. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
Another view of the historical marker situated, along the northern edge/crest of the Bragg Military Reservation, with the Interstate 24 cut through Missionary Ridge in the distant background.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
5. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical marker, looking south, towards the distant Illinois Monument.
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By Dale K. Benington, September 24, 2013
6. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View of the historical marker at the end of what was once the old Ridge Road.
Havis' Georgia Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, August 5, 2014
7. Havis' Georgia Battery Marker
View of the marker situated, along the northern edge/crest of the Bragg Military Reservation, looking northwest, at the city of Chattanooga situated at the base of Missionary Ridge.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 48 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 26, 2013, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.   7. submitted on May 7, 2015, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.
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