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Chattanooga in Hamilton County, Tennessee — The American South (East South Central)
 

Harker's Brigade

Sheridan's Division

 

—Granger's Corps —

 
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
1. Harker's Brigade Marker
Inscription.
Harker's Brigade.
Sheridan's Division - Granger's Corps.
Col. Charles G. Harker.

Nov. 25th, 1863.
22d Illinois - Lieut. Col. Francis Swanwick.
27th Illinois - Col. Jonathan R. Miles.
42d Illinois - Col. N. Walworth.
42d Illinois - Capt. Albert M. Tilton.
51st Illinois - Maj. Charles W. Davis
51st Illinois - Capt. Albert M. Tilton
79th Illinois - Col. Allen Buckner.
3d Kentucky - Col. Henry C. Dunlap.
64th Ohio - Col. Alexander McIlvain.
65th Ohio - Lieut. Col. William A. Bullitt.
125th Ohio - Col. Emerson Opdycke.
125th Ohio - Capt. Edward P. Bates.

This Brigade, the center of Sheridan's Division, its right on the Moore Road (Montgomery Avenue). Advanced in the general assault in two lines, with heavy skirmish lines, Col. Walworth, 42d Illinois, commanding the right wing, Col. Opdycke, 125th Ohio, the left. After carrying the rifle-pits at the base of the ridge, held by strong skirmish lines, part of the line advancing on the slope was retired to the foot. It was soon ordered forward, the crest was carried along the Brigade front. Six guns captured and pursuit at once began.
 
Erected by Chickamauga-Chattanooga National Battlefield Commission.
 
Location.
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
2. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of historical marker looking north along the western crest of Missionary Ridge at Bragg Reservation.
35° 1.163′ N, 85° 15.798′ W. Marker is in Chattanooga, Tennessee, in Hamilton County. Marker is on South Crest Road south of East Main Street, on the left when traveling south. 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 two right turns to get on South Crest Street and then go only a slight distance south to reach the Bragg Reservation which is where this historical marker is located. Once you have entered the Bragg Reservation you will find this historical marker on the west side of the parking area on the old Ridge Road that runs through the Bragg Reservation. Marker is in this post office area: Chattanooga TN 37404, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 27th Illinois Infantry (here, next to this marker); Battle of Missionary Ridge (a few steps from this marker); Sheridan's Division (a few steps from this marker); 42nd Illinois Infantry
Harker's Brigade Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
3. Harker's Brigade Marker
View of historical marker looking south along the western crest of Missionary Ridge at Bragg Reservation.
(a few steps from this marker); 36th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); 79th Illinois Infantry (a few steps from this marker); Union Casualties (a few steps from this marker); Bragg's Headquarters (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Chattanooga.
 
Regarding Harker's Brigade. While this tablet identifies both the location and role played during the military action of this particular Brigade, as well as listing the regimental units that make up this Brigade, not all of its listed regiments have individual markers and/or tablets for the park visitor to view. So of the regiments listed for Harker's Brigade, all of them except for the 3rd Kentucky have either a marker or a tablet for visitors to view. In explaining this, the NPS staff state the following,

"There is no indication that there ever were bronze tablets (for this unit)...the answer to that question is probably another that would have to be addressed to whatever records survive in the ... state archives respectively (since it was the states that were responsible for providing the unit commemorative features)."
 
Related markers.
Bragg Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
4. Bragg Reservation Sign
This historical marker is located in the Bragg Reservation on Missionary Ridge.
Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Use this link to see the Regiment markers, tablets, and/or monuments for this Brigade (except for the 3rd Kentucky which never had a marker or tablet).
 
Categories. War, US Civil
 
Bragg Reservation Sign image. Click for full size.
By Dale K. Benington, July 10, 2010
5. Bragg Reservation Sign
View of the old Ridge Road leading into the Bragg Reservation with the featured historical marker being located just to the left of the parking area.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 509 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page was last revised on September 9, 2016.
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