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Finley's Brigade

Breckinridge's (Bate's) Division - Breckinridge's Corps

 
 
Finley's (Florida) Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Finley's (Florida) Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Finley's (Florida) Brigade
Breckinridge's (Bate's) Division - Breckinridge's Corps.
Brig. Gen. Jesse J. Finley.
Nov. 25, 1863, 5 P.M.

1st and 3rd Florida - Capt. W. T. Saxon.
4th Florida - Lieut. Col. E. Badger.
6th Florida - Lieut. Col. A. D. McLean.
7th Florida - Lieut. Col. Tillman Ingram
1st Florida Cav. (Dismounted) - Col. G. T. Maxwell.

Except the 1st Florida Dismounted Cavalry and 4th Florida Infantry, this Brigade was brought up from the trenches early the night of Nov. 24th and formed on the left of Bate's (Tyler's) Brigade. Subsequently the 7th Florida, Lieut. Col. Ingram was sent back to the trenches with orders to hold them at all hazards. At 1 P.M. the line was moved to the right until the left of the Brigade rested in the depression to the right of Gen. Bragg's Headquarters. Adams' (Gibson's) Brigade of Stewart's Division was on its left. Upon the advance of the enemy Reynold's Brigade of Buckner's Division in retiring hastily from the trenches at the foot of the ridge, threw the left of Finley's line into temporary confusion. The Brigades of Finley and Bate fought with persistence until enfiladed by the enemy who had gained the crest both on the right and the left. Bate then withdrew his two brigades to the next ridge east where Finley's Brigade held a second
Finley's (Florida) Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Finley's (Florida) Brigade Marker
View looking east of the historical marker on the right side of the residential property that it is situated upon.
line till after dark covering the general retreat of the center and left.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location. 35° 1.37′ N, 85° 15.649′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road north of East Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. In order to view this historical marker one must find a way to get to the crest of Missionary Ridge. The options to use in ascending Missionary Ridge are limited and difficult to locate if you are not familiar with the area. From downtown Chattanooga, I drove east to Missionary Ridge on Main Street, and using Main Street took me to the top of Missionary Ridge. Once at the top of Missionary Ridge I needed to make a series of three right turns to get on South Crest Street. From there one should travel north on South Crest Road and you will find this historical marker on your right (one of the few markers on the east side of this road). Marker is at or near this postal address: 112 South Crest Road, Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Wagner's Brigade (here, next to this marker); 100th Illinois (within shouting distance of this marker); 26th Ohio Infantry
Finley's (Florida) Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Finley's (Florida) Brigade Marker
View looking north on South Crest Road with the historical marker seen on the left (east) side of the street.
(within shouting distance of this marker); Breckinridge's Division (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Reynolds' Brigade (approx. 0.2 miles away); 97th Ohio Infantry (approx. 0.2 miles away); Massenburg's Georgia Battery. (approx. 0.2 miles away); 64th Ohio Infantry. (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 552 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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