Tiftonia in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
Battle of Wauhatchie
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); Lookout Creek (approx. 0.7 miles away); Wiedrich's Battery (approx. 0.8 miles away); Greene's - Third Brigade (approx. 0.9 miles away); Heavy Slashings of Timber (approx. 1.2 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.
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."
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.
4. Von Steinwehr Monument. A Wauhatchie battle monument.
Categories. • War, US Civil •
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