Dawson's Georgia Battery Tablet

Battle of Missionary Ridge

Dawson's Georgia Battery Tablet, click photo to enlarge.
By Byron Hooks, on 2015/03/23 14:18:54
1. Dawson's Georgia Battery Tablet

Dawson's Georgia Battery.
Two 12-PDR. Napoleons; Two 12-PDR. Howitzers.
Maj. J.W. Eldridge's Artillery Battalion.
Stewart's Div. Breckinridges's Corps.
1st Lieut. R.W. Anderson, Commanding,
1st Lieut. Henry S. Greaves,
2nd Lieut. R.H. Brown, 2d Lieut. W.G. Allen.
Nov. 25th, 1863, 4 P.M.

The battery came into position in rear of Adams' Brigade of Stewart's Div. after the general advance of the enemy had commenced about 3:45 P.M., and without defensive works of any character, opened the entire battery on the rapidly approaching lines, and continued to fire with great celerity and destructive effect, aided in temporarily checking the advance of the troops in its front till the ridge had been carried on the right and the enemy were rapidly approaching on that flank. Under these conditions, and with the enemy in front dangerously near the guns, and no reasonable prospect of checking his advance, the battery to avoid capture, withdrew with the loss of a few men and horses, but no guns, caissons or material.

Location of the monument:
This monument is Not visible from the road. It is located at N 35° 1.125  W 85° 15.8325. Map it

Parking is available on Braggs Reservation lovcated on S. Crest Road. near  N 35° 1.1778  W 85° 15.8016 .

To reach this monument:
Park at Braggs Reservation and walk to the tablet. There are two cannons flanking the plaque.

Other nearby monuments on the Battle of Missionary Ridge Battlefield.

There are 15 monuments nearby.

24th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-338A) (Is only 82 feet away) ; 88th Illinois Infantry Marker (MT-174) (about 201 feet away) ; Sherman's Brigade (HS-Batch-3) (about 273 feet away) ; 74th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-169) (about 374 feet away) ; 65th Ohio Infantry Regiment Tablet (MT-297) (about 573 feet away) ; Johnson's Division Sign (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; Adams' Brigade Tablet (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 64th Ohio Infantry Regiment Tablet (MT-296) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 19th Illinois Infantry Monument (MT-153) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 19th Illinois Infantry Regiment Marker (MT-152) (approx. 0.1 miles away) ; 125th Ohio Infantry Regiment Tablet (MT-319) (approx. 0.2 miles away) ; Strahl's Brigade Tablet (HS-Batch-3) (approx. 0.5 miles away) ; Carlin's Brigade tablet (approx. 0.6 miles away) ; 38th Indiana Infantry Regiment Tablet (MT-188) (approx. 0.7 miles away) ; Johnson's Division - Right flank (HS-Batch-3) (approx. 0.7 miles away) . Map all of the Monuments on the battlefield.

Distinctive geographic/terrain features at the markers location:
Missionary Ridge

Allegiance: Confederate
Type: Tablet (plaque)
Level: Company/Battery
Military Arm: Artillery


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