Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery

Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery (HMPWZ)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37404 Hamilton County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 1.687', W 85° 15.487'

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Cobb's Artillery Battalion

— Breckinridge's Division - Breckinridge's Corps —

Fifth Company Battalion Washington Artillery
Four 12-PDR. Napoleons, Two James Rifles
Capt. Robert Cobb's Artillery Battalion.
Breckinridge's (Bate's) Div. Breckinridge's Corps.
Capt. C.H. Slocomb, Commanding,
1st Lieut. W.C.D. Vaught, 2d Lieut. A.J. Leverich.
1st Lieut. J.A. Chalaron, 2d Lieut. C.G. Johnsen.

Nov. 25th, 1863, 4 P.M.
This battery moved from the valley at 3:30 A.M., via. Rossville: Three guns under Lieut. Chalaron took position on this ground; three under Lieut. Vaught on the next projection to the left, no infantry support intervening.
A rapid fire was opened on the advancing enemy, which caused him to seek shelter behind the inequalities of the ground. This projection, and the steepness of the ridge enabled the troops of Hazen and Willich to gain the crest 200 yards to the right. Chalaron's guns opened on this force, when two of his limber chests were blown up killing many horses. The enemy also crowned the ridge on the left. Being nearly surrounded four of the guns and caissons, to escape capture plunged down the ridge to the rear, were mired and abandoned.
The Captain, Lieuts. Vaught and Chalaron, with some of the cannoneers, joined the troops where the first stand was made, manned and fought pieces of other batteries until the close of the action.
Casualties: 7 men wounded, 3 missing: Saved: 4 Limbers, 60 horses.
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 3:58am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 658903 N 3877547
Decimal Degrees35.02811667, -85.25811667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 1.687', W 85° 15.487'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 1' 41.22" N, 85° 15' 29.22" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 21 S Crest Rd, Chattanooga TN 37404, US
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