Morton's Tennessee Battery

Morton's Tennessee Battery (HM1ZZL)

Location: Chickamauga, GA 30707 Catoosa County
Country: United States of America

N 34° 56.507', W 85° 15.099'

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Dibrell's Brigade

—Armstrong's Division —

Morton's Tennessee Battery
2 6 Pounders, 2 3" Rifles
Dibrell's Brigade, Armstrong's Division, Forrest's Corps
September 20, 1863
Captain John W. Morton, Commanding
1st Lieutenant Curtis O. Wallace
1st Lieutenant G. Tully Brown
2nd Lieutenant Andrew M. Seay


The Battery was not engaged on the 19th, though exposed to a severe artillery fire. On the morning of the 20th the Battery occupied a position near and north of the Reed's Bridge road and west of this glade, on the right of Huggins' Battery, and was actively engaged soon after noon in shelling the advance of General Granger's Corps moving to the support of General Thomas.
McCook's Brigade of this force was detained to face the Confederates while the other two after some delay proceeded rapidly to join Thomas on Snodgrass Hill. After General Granger's column had passed the Battery moved to the front, but before it could come into action was compelled to return to its original position by the advance of the enemy which drove the infantry back from the Chattanooga road. A line of 14 guns including this Battery opened a destructive fire on the enemy who was retiring toward McFarland's Gap, the fire being maintained until about sunset, when the fighting ceased on this flank. After night-fall the Battery
advanced on the Chattanooga road to the Cloud Hospital and encamped.
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HM NumberHM1ZZL
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Year Placed1890
Placed ByThe Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, July 21st, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 659661 N 3867982
Decimal Degrees34.94178333, -85.25165000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 34° 56.507', W 85° 15.099'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds34° 56' 30.42" N, 85° 15' 5.94" W
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Area Code(s)706
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near Reeds Bridge Rd, Chickamauga GA 30707, US
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