Swett's Mississippi Battery

Swett's Mississippi Battery (HM13K8)

Location: Chattanooga, TN 37406 Hamilton County
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Country: United States of America
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N 35° 4.125', W 85° 14.42'

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Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.

— Cleburne's Division. —

Swett's Mississippi Battery
Four 12-pdr. Napoleons.
Maj. T. R. Hotchkiss' Artillery Battalion.
Cleburne's Division.

Nov. 25th, 1863.
1st Lieut. H. Shannon, Commanding (Wounded).
<1st Lieut. Joseph Ashton, (Mortally Wounded).
2nd Lieut. H. N. Steele.
Corporal F. M. Williams.

The battery, excepting two guns sent to report to Colonel Govan about noon, occupied this position during the days action. It was repeatedly charged, the enemy once penetrating to within fifty steps of the guns. The artillerymen maintained their position and used canister at short range. Lieut. H. Shannon, commanding, was wounded. The command devolved on Lieut. Joseph Ashton; in a few minutes he was mortally wounded. The command then fell on Corporal F. M. Williams. So many non-commissioned officers and men had been killed and disabled in the battery that a detail from the infantry was required to work the guns. Casualties not reported.
HM NumberHM13K8
Marker Number414
Placed ByChickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, September 15th, 2014 at 11:47am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)16S E 660446 N 3882083
Decimal Degrees35.06875000, -85.24033333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 4.125', W 85° 14.42'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 4' 7.50" N, 85° 14' 25.20" W
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Area Code(s)423
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 Moon St, Chattanooga TN 37406, US
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