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Tiftonia in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Wauhatchie
 
Battle of Wauhatchie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
1. Battle of Wauhatchie Marker
 
Inscription. 2½ mi. Here 3 brigades of hood's Division, Confederate Army of Tennessee under Brig. Gen. Micah Jenkins, made a night attack against Geary's Division of the XII Corps, guarding the recently opened "Cracker Line" to Bridgeport, Ala. The attack was repulsed with heavy losses on both sides.
 
Erected by Tennessee Historical Commission. (Marker Number 2A 16.)
 
Location. 35° 1.223′ N, 85° 21.967′ W. Marker is in Tiftonia, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on Cummings Highway (U.S. 11), on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37419, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Brown's Ferry (within shouting distance of this marker); Wauhatchie (approx. 0.4 miles away); New York 11th Corps (approx. 0.6 miles away); Battle of Lookout Mountain (approx. 0.6 miles away); Wiedrich's Battery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Greene's - Third Brigade (approx. 0.9 miles away); Union Occupation of the Summit (approx. 1.4 miles away); 111th Pennsylvania Infantry (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Tiftonia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Battle of Wauhatchie. Discussion of the battle from Georgia's Blue and Gray Trail. Another name for this battle is "The Charge of the Mule Brigade." Read here to find out why. (Submitted on January 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Battle of Wauhatchie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By R. E. Smith, January 3, 2008
2. Battle of Wauhatchie Marker
 

2. Battle of Wauhatchie "A Southern Retreat" October 28 - 29, 1863. One Federal officer requested that "the mules, for their gallantry in this action, may have conferred upon them the brevet rank of horses." (Submitted on January 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

3. Charge of the Mule Brigade. Poem written by anonymous U.S. Soldier(s) commemorating the action. Written as a parody of Tennyson's Charge of the Light Brigade. (Submitted on January 4, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 

4. Von Steinwehr Monument. A Wauhatchie battle monument. (Submitted on January 14, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Battle of Wauhatchie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 17, 2010
3. Battle of Wauhatchie Marker
 
 
Battle of Wauhatchie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 17, 2010
4. Battle of Wauhatchie Marker
 
 
Battle of Wauhatchie Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Lee Hattabaugh, March 17, 2010
5. Battle of Wauhatchie Marker
View of the marker as seen from the Brown's Ferry marker.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee. This page has been viewed 2,395 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 3, 2008, by R. E. Smith of Nashville, Tennessee.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Lee Hattabaugh of Capshaw, Alabama. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
 
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